The protestors of Tahrir Square

Posted on December 5, 2012


The protestors of Tahrir Square.

They often wore masks to protect themselves from tear gas or from being identified by the police as they took to the streets to topple the Mubarak dictatorship. Contrary to the media, they have not won or given up yet, and they continue struggling against the new democratic government (because let’s be honest, we all know that living in a democracy doesn’t mean we have any real power over our lives). The pacifists claimed they were nonviolent, but in their revolt they burned down dozens of police stations and government buildings, they threw thousands of rocks and Molotov cocktails at the police and government thugs, and they fought tooth and nail to seize the streets and defend them.

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