Egypt: Death throes of a dictatorship…(Let It Go WorldWide!)

Sunday, January 30, 2011
By Paul Martin

Our writer joins protesters atop a Cairo tank as the army shows signs of backing the people against Mubarak’s regime

Robert Fisk
IndependentUK
Sunday, 30 January 2011

The Egyptian tanks, the delirious protesters sitting atop them, the flags, the 40,000 protesters weeping and crying and cheering in Freedom Square and praying around them, the Muslim Brotherhood official sitting amid the tank passengers. Should this be compared to the liberation of Bucharest? Climbing on to an American-made battle tank myself, I could only remember those wonderful films of the liberation of Paris. A few hundred metres away, Hosni Mubarak’s black-uniformed security police were still firing at demonstrators near the interior ministry. It was a wild, historical victory celebration, Mubarak’s own tanks freeing his capital from his own dictatorship.

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