If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. In these 12 videos, words can’t fully describe the passion, the resilience, the commitment demonstrators in Tahrir Square have for a better Egypt. Organic and grassroots, it’s inspiring to watch defiant idealism that has nothing to lose but its own muting.
1. Day of Departure: Protesters break out into song, lead by Ramy Essam. “A reminder of what the Egyptian Revolution is all about,” wrote eyeinsidefilm. “It’s not a political or religious uprise. It started with the Peaceful Youth and will always remain that way. It has always been peaceful from the protesters side.”
2. From Al Jazeera English, protesters are singing together and creating public art installations as they continue to defy curfew, stating “that they would rather sleep under a tank than allow anyone to evict them.”
3. Protesters pass the time playing music off a laptop and singing and dancing along:
4. 12-year-old Loukan Mohamed leads the crowd in chants and song:
5. Demonstrators dance to an Egyptian folkloric band:
6. A funny protest chant about Mubarak and Condeleeza Rice:
7. Another humorous chant from demonstrators:
8. A group chant from February 6, Sunday of Martyrs:
9. A band plays the song “Befslona”
10. A band plays “Yo7ka Ana”
11. A band plays “Belady Belady,” Egypt’s national anthem:
12. On the way out, this is how goodbyes are said: “We’ll come tomorrow, And bring our friends, And after tomorrow, We’ll bring our neighbours. See you tomorrow!”
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