Many of us recall last January when the Arab Spring broke out in Egypt, we cheered as Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted as many talked about how the army was revered.
After Mubarak stepped down, most of us here in the US went about our day-to-day lives thinking that Egypt’s darkest days were over.. Because many of us here in the US pay little attention to foreign affairs, we were caught off guard when we ‘discovered’ that things were on and popping once again in Tahir Square..
The truth of the matter was all those thousands of people we saw early on in the square never left. Large demonstration numbering in the tens of thousands with demands for full equality never ceased. The only that ceased was CNN and other network news coverage….Sadly the young folks in Egypt who ousted Mubarak suddenly found themselves facing a new and more deadly foe, the once revered Egyptian Army.
Beatings and torture increased as more and more young folks determined to have a brighter tomorrow boldly faced down an institution that is pretty much funded with American tax dollars. In seeing the latest wave of brutality we see the army tearing down and burning tents that have now ‘occupied’ the square and we also have come to understand why they have been hell-bent on removing people from Tahir Square..
Tahir was as a gathering place was fueling the revolution.. It was more than symbolic it was and has been the proverbial town square.. In looking at the latest footage of an out of control army viciously beating and stomping out unarmed women, if such scenes will not soon be visiting us here at home.. Whats most interesting is that as the brutality you see unfolding in the videos below continue, the media controlled by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) is blaming the brutality on Egyptian protestors. Many who are into 30 second soundbites pick up on this and run with it, refusing to believe that those designed to protect the people would harm the people. Here many of us wanna hide from the fact that our money is paying for oppression all over the globe. Its hard pill for many to swallow..
Here is a you tube playlist of over 120 videos showing the brutality being waged against Egyptian demonstrators..
Unknown unarmed woman being brutally beaten by a horde of SCAF soldiers.. warning some of this may be quite disturbing..
Egyptian Army using live rounds to clear out Tahir Square
Our interview with a young woman named Al-Shimaa’ Haidar from Egypt who is now in the states.. She gives agreat overview of whats been going on in Egypt since Mubarak was ousted and contrasted her experiences in Tahir with the Occupy Movements here in the states which she’s been a part of..