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Egypt: Citizen Videos Manage to Bypass Blockage

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Although the internet and mobile phone shutdown during the protests of the past few days have made it harder for people in Egypt to show the  rest of the world what is happening at ground level during the protests, some citizen videos have made it through.

Both these videos show how the riot police back away from the protesters who clearly outnumber them. When added to the unexpected behavior from the army: who has taken the streets when ordered by the government, who didn't seem to enforce the declared curfew and were cheered by the protesters, it seems to imply that the armed forces are not against the people in this struggle.

First, a view of the Kasr Al Nil bridge in Cairo, as riot police and protesters meet head on in the middle of the bridge, and tear gas canisters are fired as the armed forces retreat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VorMWFePpY

And in this next video the same is seen in downtown Cairo at street level, as we get a first person perspective of the moment protesters and riot police clash and it turns into a rout.

7 comments

  • free egypt

    Those are Egyptian Youth, Muslims and Christians
    and people should know that this is not a muslim brotherhood uprising
    its Egyptians uprising regardless their religion
    we are a unified country, stop spreading this imagine

    • azmat

      It is difficult to even imagine that Egypt or any other Muslim country is free. The Christians, as a matter of fact are the most persecuted people in the Islamic countries. It will be interesting to know who the next dictator is going to be after Mubarak. Just like Iran things will remain the same after this revolution to the next.

  • […] de todo el mundo, también ofrece grabaciones inéditas realizadas por ciudadanos egipcios en http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/01/28/egypt-citizen-videos-manage-to-bypass-blockage/ Otra opción para seguir los sucesos en vivo puede hacerlo vía Twitter con el hashtag #Egypt. […]

  • Vieri Volterra

    Nunca si puede conquistar sucesos revolucionario con el pugno del fascismo. Asi la libertad siempre tiene exito! Avanti ragazzi a la vittoria!!

  • […] Nachrichten aus den ägyptischen Straßen schaffen es dennoch ins Netz und sind unter anderem bei Global Voices zu sehen. Weitere interessante Links via […]

  • Free Egypt, I understand your concern, and we understand this is a popular uprising, not tied to a religious group. The title for that video was placed by the person who uploaded the video, which is why it is superimposed on the video itself at the time of embedding it. Thanks for your comment.

  • Lorne J. Fortune

    Lorne J. Fortune : Thank God and or the gods that people in Egypt, are finally rebelling against their politicians. Suffice it to say those who are back by America and her allies. God bless the people of Egypt. The Canadian people are with you, our hearts and our souls. Be free, fight and stay strong. There will come a day when all people unite as family and not government. Win this for us all.

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