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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:09 PM
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****Official Tahir Battle Thread***** Big battle in Egypt now.
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 04:06 PM by dixiegrrrrl
Full fledged battle on fringes of #Tahrir. Death toll mounting (7 being reported), this will be a very long night. #Egypt

( Post Tahir updates here, for easy viewing in one place.)
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:32 PM
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1. Getting rid of Mubarak was the easy part.
Controlling the military is the bloody part. This had to come. Bless the protesters of Tahrir for continuing the struggle.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:02 PM
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2. Man pulls a girl out of harms, says, u look educated, let us poor die instead
so u can rebuild when its all over. #Standwithtahrir #tahrir
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:43 PM
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9. Someone with honor
I hope they both come through unhurt.
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:50 PM
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12. That man is a beautiful human being.
And I hope that he doesn't die, because we need souls like him to rebuild our planet.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:03 PM
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3. "Some carrying handguns, cattle prods, and machetes."
Scores of plainclothes police milling about streets of Bab al-Louq now. #Egypt #Tahrir
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:04 PM
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4. Tahir protester who lost his eye out of hospital and back to Tahir to protest again!
#Egypt #Tahrir : Ahmed Abdulfatah who's lost his eye yesterday just left the hospital and back to #Tahrir again
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:08 PM
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5. Utter chaos on Mohamed Mahmoud street. Dark, wailing ambulances, tear gas,
shots, surges forward, retreats.
Tweet from Egypt
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:10 PM
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6. People still being carried unconscious out of Mohamed Mahmoud st
Many thousands in Tahrir. Non stop ambulances wading through crowds.
From Tweet by @sharifkouddous
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:17 PM
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7. occupytv livestream ....
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 04:17 PM by doublethink
is jumping around to live-streaming broadcasts of Egypt, New York ... Spain today (austerity measures) .... mostly Egypt though ... Peace.

http://www.livestream.com/occupytv
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:38 PM
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8. a thought
Could the pwers that be do their best to punish Egypt as a way to demoralize the Arab Spring and it's child Ows?
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:52 PM
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13. Since TPTB own the world, they can try almost anything anywhere.
But as Chris Hedges said recently.."'even the leaders of revolutions cannot control where the revolution goes"

I absolutely do not see the genie being stuffed back into the bottle at this point.
Somewhere on the globe at any given time, the march of freedom will keep breaking out, inspiring the continuing fight everywhere else.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:22 PM
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22. Could also be, y'know, the military not wanting to give up control. (nt)
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:46 PM
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10. Freedom for the Egyptian people!
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:49 PM
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11. Just saw these three tweets
Hey #ows, instead of spending 29k to come to #Egypt, buy bus tickets to PA and ruin the company that sells the tear gas they use on us.

Reminder: Egypt's ruling military junta who committed the Tahrir massacre receives USD1.3 billion from the US tax payers money every year.

Extremely worrying here.Already witnessed military police drag corpses&dump them in piles of rubbish.Worried about their next move #tahrir
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:57 PM
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14. Oh man
Military tanks on their way to Downtown #Cairo. are they going to retake #Tahrir?..
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:59 PM
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15. Thank you dixiegrrrrl. Aljazeera recorded video:
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 05:07 PM by Fire Walk With Me
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:02 PM
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16. If you can stand to watch, links/pic to 2 videos of Egypt protesters being fired on
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/201111...

and
See how the police did not use any firearms or shotguns or rubber with protesters ( sarcasm)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O94sWWDc8Ig&feature=yout...



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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:02 PM
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17. EFerrari's post from yesterday here...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:03 PM
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18. I wil have to find sandmonkey on twitter
(Actual handle before people go nutz and one of the best sources in Egypt)
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:07 PM
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19. Ah here
Favorite Retweet Reply

Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem
What is the best way into #tahrir. Someone tell me now..
1 hour ago

Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem
The army is attacking people in #tahrir. Military police hitting protesters with teargas.
8 hours ago

Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem
Take the supplies to the makeshift hospital behind hardees. that's where most of the injuries are. #Tahrirhospital #tahrir
10 hours ago

Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem
Just met @MaLek. He is in high spirits. He believes his eye will be fine in 2 months. Until then he demands a badass eyepatch. #gamed

Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem
#Suez is on fire. They left arabe3ein square and heading to the governrate, and tearing all signs that have to do with elections.
19 Nov Favorite Retweet Reply
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:18 PM
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20. Ah the sense of humor... you gotta keep it
msatonienne Manal Stamboulie
@
Tell the people who died to get up. The army says they're not using live ammunition. @Sandmonkey @ramyyaacoub @kanaafa
29 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:20 PM
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21. more tweets
@SyrWishes: Chants in #Tahrir now:if u want it like #AllahSyria we will make it like #Libya via @Eman_Awd from Arabic #Tahrir

I don't understand! Why do they keep shooting people in the eyes?! What is this sick and twisted tendency? #Tahrir

And...I'm in Twitter jail. Ugh.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:26 PM
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23. Two men unconscious on the floor, still beaten by riot police, others arrested.
Footage: bit.ly/uA0kRw #Tahrir
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:30 PM
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24. Snipers on roofs are shooting into the crowd. 11 dead now.
Snipers are being reported!! They are shooting from the AUC roof top and surrounding buildings onto the crowds below!! #Tahrir #WTF
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