February 3, 2011

Tamer Shaaban's video, a snapshot of the Egypt protests on Jan. 25, has accumulated nearly 2 million views on YouTube.

via Huffington Post:

Despite the attempt by the Egyptian government to shut down the Internet throughout the country, a a harrowing video montage of home video from the chaotic streets of Cairo. has surfaced on YouTube

The protests began on Tuesday, January 25, when thousands of people blocked the streets to sound off about unemployment, government corruption, and the autocratic rule of President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in office for thirty years.

The protests were inspired, in part, by the recent uprising in Tunisia, which began because of widespread anger over corruption and unemployment and ended with the ousting of president and strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

The video was created by Tamer Shaaban, described on YouTube as "another Egyptian who's had enough."

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