This is the video, courtesy of Democracy Now!, that began the protests in Egypt that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. In Asmaa Mahfouz’ words you can hear the types of challenges that the protestors must have dealt with. Calls from the regime calling the Egyptian people disorderly were clearly intended to quell opposition before it began, while putting itself in the position of protector. From the way she describes these and other challenges, you can tell that the Egyptians have suffered under a very cruel regime but they never gave up their dignity.

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