Anniversary Of Egyptian Revolution Brings More Beatings In Tahrir Square

Two years after the start of the revolution that finally rid Egypt of Hosni Mubarak, police are still beating down revolutionaries in Tahrir Square, report Ramy Francis and Laura Smith-Spark for CNN:

The streets around Cairo’s Tahrir Square were again roiled by violent clashes between police and protesters Friday, as crowds gathered to mark two years since the start of the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

At least 29 protesters have been treated over the past 12 hours for cuts, broken bones and birdshot injuries, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled El Khatib said.

Six police officers have also been hurt in the disorder near Tahrir Square, the Interior Ministry said.
On a street a few blocks away from the square that leads to the Interior Ministry and other government buildings, police erected a barrier of concrete blocks… [continues at CNN]

The revolution is still widely misunderstood in the United States. Enter Lillie Paquette, who spent fourteen months documenting the people who led the revolution in her documentary We Are Egypt: The Story Behind The Revolution, coming on DVD and VOD this spring from disinformation. Here’s the trailer:


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4 Comments on "Anniversary Of Egyptian Revolution Brings More Beatings In Tahrir Square"

  1. As long as you got police, you’ll get beatings.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Jan 25, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    it’s the system itself that causes the oppression of the people
    a revolution is the replacement of the system and
    not just the major puppets of the system

    when people finally learn to live with government again
    wee can finally have a real revolution
    and not just a facelift

    • I don’t think anyone’s ever learned to live with government…only under it. Then again, maybe we’re gonna learn that government has always been an illusion anyways. No learning, just feeling.

      • BuzzCoastin | Jan 27, 2013 at 1:01 am |

        government began as a protection racket
        and it’s been protecting the racket ever since
        but for some reason, real freedom seems frightening to the civilized herd
        and their fear is what keeps the governments in place

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