This time, we are not silent, and we will get all our rights.
November 29, 2011 8:35 PM Subscribe
Protesters vs. Supreme Council of Armed Forces
posted by jcrcarter (39 comments total)
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Tahrir Square: "For five straight days, nearly 120 continuous hours, thousands of protesters, most of them young men and women, did battle with security forces. Police used live ammunition, rubber bullets, shotgun cartridges, and an astonishing amount of tear gas
. Protesters fought back mostly with rocks and sometimes Molotov cocktails."
"The more they kill us, the more we multiply. And that has always been the story of this revolution. So, obviously, the front lines have been - I mean it’s funny - tear gas, it’s almost like it has a natural kind of - what’s the word? You kind of develop immunity to it. Not immunity in terms of your lungs, but you develop immunity of spirit. It’s made to break you. But what it does is gradually make you more furious to the point that there is nothing that will stop you. This revolution has always been about bodies. When you know there are thousands upon thousands upon thousands behind you, you don’t stop. People fight for as long as they can. They die, they go to hospitals, they lose their eyes and there are others behind them. It’s a matter of - it’s how, kind of, consensus expresses itself as a movement. And essentially, your heart takes over your body. It takes over your mind. We’re fighting for things far bigger than this." - protester Khalid Abdallah