Moving Scenes From The Egyptian Revolution

Submitted by: comrade_b 6 years ago

Violent clashes between police and demonstrators as over ten thousand gather on the streets of Cairo.
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Male 25,416
wow
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Male 12,365
PierreJeanFR: Your naivity is touching. I shall print your post out so I can smile at your childish innocence when I need cheering up.
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Male 18
Revolution has to come from within... Not an external source, if you do it your self it has more value than if you get someone to do it for you..
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Male 1,193
yehia you don`t know as much as you think you do. Stop making wild accusations. It`s not fair that you blame the rest of the world. A lot is being done by Americans. Many of our reporters have died helping. It`s not as easy as let`s invade the country and help overthrow the leader that we`re allies with. Even if we had a disposable military and weren`t billions of dollars in debt.
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Female 155
It about time. These people have obviously had enough.
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Male 113
@ Yehia...Why u here? Im here co`s IAB....you are fighting and dying on the streets....me thinks you are not bored!

This is a fun place plz dont bring real life poo here...i dont think anybody really cares..sry mate
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Male 67
You keep debating and we`ll keep fighting.
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Male 67
The comments in here sums up the frustrations all of us in Egypt are feeling.

The government is killing us and treating us worst than animals and people are debating wether it would be a good move or not to remove Mubarak from power.

The fact is this, we do not care what would come next, we do not care how relations with USA or Israel or any other country in the Middle East will turn out after this.

All we care about is our basic freedoms. The freedoms which most people here on the comments have and are taking for granted. We no longer want to be ruled by a dictator who cares very little about us unless we fill his pockets with money. We want to be in control of our future and want to guarantee a future not just for us but for the generations to follow us.

We are fighting and dying on the streets for basics freedoms which should be the right of any human beings. And while we do that the world watches and debates if it will be a good move.

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Male 1,360
@Angilion: Your lack of knowledge impresses me and your will to share it with others too.
When Moubarak let the muslim brothers win many seats, by rigged elections, it was to say to the west:It`s me or the radicals.
If a real democratic process would take place the radicals wouldn`t gain a majority.
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Female 62
@Shepherd

I`d be with you on that.
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Male 770
i do not know enough about the government of Egypt or the politics of the protesters to form any conclusion as to what side I should support in this comment. so essentially I took all this time to tell everyone i am not going to tell anyone anything.
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Male 12,365
...in the hands of those who take it.

So you can expect an extremist rule of some kind, which will probably be worse for the people in this video than the current system and will almost certainly be worse for us. It could also trigger religiously motivated revolts in other countries, possibly leading to a widespread extremist Islamic alliance across the middle east and northern Africa, which would attack us sooner or later in a variety of ways, which could well lead to another world war.
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Male 12,365
[quote]But I just want to know why there`s a violent protest in Egypt? I`ve been so busy with some other stuff that I haven`t gone up to date with current affairs. So yeah, help a guy out?[/quote]

The current economic situation has hit Egypt quite hard because their economy is largely based on tourism, so many Egyptians are worried about their futures and blame their government, as people do.

Islamic fundamentalists are campaigning for more power by stirring people up - instability enables a power grab.

Egypt is ruled by someone put in place by the military. It`s not a particularly free place. Most Egyptians used to be sort of OK with it because it isn`t a brutally oppressive regime, but the previous two factors have put an end to that tolerance.

It`s probably true that most of the protestors are acting on noble principles. It`s also probably true that they won`t be the people with power after a revolution - it`ll be in the hands of those who ta
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Male 531
Touching, i wish i could do something...
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Male 2,868
"YES YES KEEP YOUR CURSED MONEY TO YOURSELF AMERICA."
I think many people in Egypt would agree, considering much of the money supplied to Mubarak`s government was used to buy the weapons of their oppression.
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Male 2,868
@gerry1of1
"and who decided "democracy" was the way the entire world had to go?"

Good point- but since the US does pay lipservice to the value of Democracy, maybe it shouldn`t actively work against it abroad by supporting tyrants like Mubarak, Suharto, Saddam Hussein, and the countless others we`ve propped up.
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Male 2,868
"If they put in an Islamic extremist government, they will be sorry! They`ll be wishing for Mubarek back!"

A Democratically elected Islamic extremist is still better than a puppet fascist backed by US military aid.
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Male 550
drat YEA! No matter what you are, we`re all equals and have equal rights. And we ALL have the RIGHT to FIGHT for our rights, when they are taken away.
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Male 236
You guys, I know this is gonna sound extremely stupid, forgive me. But I just want to know why there`s a violent protest in Egypt? I`ve been so busy with some other stuff that I haven`t gone up to date with current affairs. So yeah, help a guy out?
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Male 1,744
at what point are the people going to just straight up get violent as F*ck and REALLY overthrow their gov`t.
"That`s how dad did it, that`s how America does it! ...and it`s worked out pretty good so far"
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Male 3,915
wow...a caption and video with no misspellings that makes sense and is interesting....good job IAB!
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Male 5
I hope these people get what they want. If they put in an Islamic extremist government, they will be sorry! They`ll be wishing for Mubarek back!
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Male 12,365
I`d be very surprised if this turns out well.

There will be a power vacuum and the people who fill it are likely to be those that want power the most, who are most often those who deserve it the least. I would not be at all surprised to find that in a year or two the people talking passionately about liberty are more oppressed than they are now and much of the world is propping up a more oppressive regime in Egypt because we need the Suez canal open.
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Male 37,888
[quote]The best way to spread democracy is to lead by example and not interfere.[/quote]

and who decided "democracy" was the way the entire world had to go?
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Male 106
his words at :45....

If only the whole world could be like that.
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Female 126
Wow...the man at the :45 mark took my breath away.
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Male 311
please, quick1dunkno, explain how communism trumps democracy. I really want to hear a sound explanation
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Male 985
@Coyoteking

I totally agree
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Male 99
"The best way to spread democracy is to lead by example and not interfere. "

LOL but then it will just fail .. even communism was better then democracy but obviously america had to ruin communism so that their own sheepish followers cannot see the truth..
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Male 3,412
Jeez, these people are really getting ... E-gypped.
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Male 99
Here`s a thought... let`s stay out of it.
Leave them be and let them do whatever the hell they want. They hate our intervention anyway.

Of course, `no intervention` means they can kiss our foreign aid money good bye as well.


YES YES KEEP YOUR CURSED MONEY TO YOURSELF AMERICA.. for once do the sensible thing and leave your nose in your own affairs :D
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Male 2,553
>fivezones
I hope you`re kidding.
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Male 2,841
So how long until we get some of that anarchy?
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Male 2,988
I love the JFK quote, but the guys speach at 0:46 is powerful.
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Male 37,888
Here`s a thought... let`s stay out of it.
Leave them be and let them do whatever the hell they want. They hate our intervention anyway.

Of course, `no intervention` means they can kiss our foreign aid money good bye as well.

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Male 10,845
@madest

Agreed
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Male 10,845
@ 0:59

Amin brotha!
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Female 126
LOVED the JFK quote and Madestis absolutely right, the best way to spread democracy is to lead by example and not interfere.
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Male 7,378
This is good for the people of Egypt and points a finger in the face of America for propping up another mideast dictator and supplying him with arms to use against his own people.
If Egypt wasn`t such an important oil transit hub we`d have nothing to do with them and in turn they`d have no problem with us.
Our foreign policy towards mideast nations is unfairly tilted towards their their leaders at the cost of their citizenry. The best way to spread democracy is to lead by example and not interfere.
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Female 7,832
Mubarak has now said he will not stand again- but no sign that things will move sensibly. I really hope things go well for them, but my hopes are not high.
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Female 185
Still moving, with or without sappy music. I like the JFK quote at the end.
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Male 110
put sappy music to any video and it will seem moving

thats cause it is even withought the music
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Male 214
Poor coptic folks are screwed when this is over....
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Male 808
@ Forsquirel-as a propaganda/promotional video it doesn`t give the impression woman are necessary for the revolution as those woman were merely passing through that were shown...having seen other images from other sources, yes I have seen woman present just this person seems to have purposely excluded them
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Female 1,589
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
Ah, how true.
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Male 2,390
Weird, not a woman to be seen anywhere, must be at home making the man a sammich...or right, the society the men seek to change is soley for their benifit

1:44 there are women there. And just because they`re not in the video doesn`t mean they`re not on the front lines. If you`ve seen anything outside of this post you`d know that.
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Male 3,745
""ROOSTERtails" .... LOL

kocktails .... molitov KOCKtails

lol"

see? Gerry even makes himself laugh
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Male 808
Weird, not a woman to be seen anywhere, must be at home making the man a sammich...or right, the society the men seek to change is soley for their benifit
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Male 288
put sappy music to any video and it will seem moving
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Male 257
violent protests do nothing except amke you look like a bunch of stupid profession protester tools. unless you take and use enough man power to overpower the government. throwing rocks at cops will do nothing but get you beaten and thrown in jail
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Male 1,587
agp209- and the Boston "massacre" was a bunch of colonials throwing snowballs.
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Male 1,587
haha cheers gerry

plague555- you`re professor shoulded slapped you for talking like that

This was an intense video...
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Male 37
Thats no revolution, thats a bunch of people throwing rocks at cops.
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Male 37,888
Experts I`ve listened to {see photo below} tell me that in recent history, Popular Revolts in muslim countries don`t bode well for civil liberties or human rights.

They seem at least as well informed as FOX NEWS.



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Male 208
thanks madest lol. That was a good laugh.
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Male 2,592
Yeah! Get mad! Rebel! Get wild! Throw some chairs! Man push that mofo man push that trick! Yeah! Break some windows! Flip that car! Get the cops involved! Fight the cops!!
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Male 553
My professor was wondered why the people in Cuba can`t do this.
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Male 1,256
Piano-heavy alternative rock seems to make everything more compassionate.
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Male 3,431
That`s a good video. I respect anyone willing to stand up in the face of overwhelming opposition to be heard. Whether I agree with them or not, it takes conviction.
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Male 7,378
[quote]A sneak peek of what will happen in America eventually[/quote]
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You have FoxNews in S. America?
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Male 1,021
What`s going on? Did Egypt just win the World Cup or something?
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Male 77
A "Molitov roostertail" is when you feed a rooster cheap vodka for a few years, making it a high explosive bird when lit.

But anyhow, as for bringing weapons to a demonstration. The Egyptians have had their share of violence aimed at them when peacefull as it was the case in the initial revolte.

The "million" march was peacefull, up untill pro Mubarak protestors suddenly showed up on the scene.
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Female 2,525
I`d like to know what a molotov roostertail looks like. Is that when you light a rooster on fire and throw it?
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Male 37,888
"ROOSTERtails" .... LOL

kocktails .... molitov KOCKtails

lol
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Male 787
Muslims.
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Male 37,888
"I wish them good luck on their journey back into the middle ages."

[quote]Because the poverty, corruption and rampant unemployment they`re protesting isn`t like the middle ages at all.[/quote]

And bringing molitov roostertails and machetes to a rally for "peacefull gov`ment change" is a real good idea.

I think the poor are easily stirred up by the violent factions who want to take down the only muslim government with a long track record of peace and stability.

But then, I don`t know any more than you guys. Just biased news reports.
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Male 3,894
The guy said "There is terrorism, there is terrorism"

lazy transcriber.
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Male 27
@SvampeBob
It was much more, but that was only the first day. Yesterday evening there was more than 1 million in Cairo alone.
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Male 27
@SlothOfDoom
He said "this is terrorism" (pointing at the police) twice.
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Male 3,076
over ten thousand? WTF? not more?
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Male 15,510
A sneak peek of what will happen in America eventually
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Female 833
amen to that @shepherd.....
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Female 2,525
"I wish them good luck on their journey back into the middle ages."

Because the poverty, corruption and rampant unemployment they`re protesting isn`t like the middle ages at all.
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Male 220
What is with the poo Music?
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Male 137
Any one in UK fancy trying to overthrow the coalition? NO? we don`t have the collective balls. Apathy and collective moaning mark our country.
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Male 2,033
Wait, did that guy really just say it is "terrorism x2" or was that a bad translation?
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Male 37,888
I wish them good luck on their journey back into the middle ages.

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Male 1,455
The guy at 0:45 wins over and over again.
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Female 1,435
to be continued?
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Male 6,694
I think this is gonna be a problem.
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Male 4,807
Reminds me of downtown Vancouver after the Stanley cup playoffs.
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Male 295
Link: Moving Scenes From The Egyptian Revolution [Rate Link] - Violent clashes between police and demonstrators as over ten thousand gather on the streets of Cairo.
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