Saturday, 12 February 2011

Tahrir Square: Not so square - an interactive guide to the camp that took down the president


Click the image to see BBC News' interactive map of Tahrir Square, Cairo, where Egyptian people, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, have been protesting since the 25th of January. On the 1st of February it has been reported that over a million people gathered there.

The peaceful protest of this many people was enough to bring down the Egyptian government, by forcing President Mubarak to resign. Here in the UK the recent protests don't seem to have accomplished much, and the media only seem to cover the ones that turn violence, but it seems the Egyptians can inspire us all with what they have achieved.

Egypt is now under military rule, and the people are hoping for democratic elections to create a new government over the next few months. I wish the people of Egypt good luck.

BBC News - Egypt: The camp that toppled a president

81 comments:

  1. That's pretty intense. I've been looking for a map like this.

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  2. GLad to see him gone. Good to see a group of people that matter

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  3. Lol the picture looks like a RTS game. I'm happy for Egypt :D

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  4. saw somn similar to this on cnn, very helpful in understanding what its like to be there

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  5. Wow, that is pretty impresive.

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  6. I hope democracy actually happens there. They deserve it.

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  7. rofl it does looks like a rts!

    following

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  8. Good for them. Hopefully everything works out in the long run, and they can find a way to prevent future corruption

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  9. I wish them good luck as well. I hope there are more of these democratic movements around the world

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  10. Congrats to the people of Egypt and all those willing to toss off the chains of despotism. Every human being deserves to be free.

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  11. wish them luck..they should expect a future full of surprises

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  12. It's pretty amazing what a little motivation can lead to. :)

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  13. It's a shame about the people who died fighting for justice.

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  14. I hate to say I lol'd at seeing "bloggers".

    Fucked up what happened there but at least they fought and won.

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  15. Click on the tank one. That literally made me laugh out loud haha. Anyway, this is a fantastic find. Tank you!

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  16. It's nice to see some of them doing peaceful protests.

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  17. Hopefully they don't waste this opportunity to make great things happen

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  18. It was pretty amazing what happened, I'm glad he stepped out of power peacefully

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  19. History in the making this. Really cool to have watched it unfold over the previous weeks.

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  20. damn that's instant history making

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  21. That picture is really good. I love the buttons :)

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  22. Truly an impressive sight that the power of the people was enough to over throw those who were misusing there power.

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  23. That's a lot of happy Egyptians! Good for them, I'm glad it didn't wind up getting worse.

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  24. Wow that's an amazing sight to see, your blog has given me some amazing Egypt pictures that I'll be sure to remember! Thanks for the great blog!

    Hopefully democracy will work for them, it's not a guaranteed thing like everyone seems to think.

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  25. next come this scariest part of it all... now following

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  26. I'm amazed that such a big protest turned out semi-peaceful. Yesterday Mubarak resigned so I'm wondering what kind of ripple effects that would have on Egypt.

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  27. finally they are free, after 30 years of dictatorship

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  28. It's like they were showing they could exist and live without their government "so change it". Mind blowing picture...

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  29. very nice photo,i liked the man he was sleeping on the tank.

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  30. we watched all this coverage in my government class.

    followed

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  31. wow i couldn't have imagined the enormity of such an event

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  32. cool blog man, following!

    http://benny-lava.blogspot.com

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  33. That's pretty damned impressive. I'll be honest in saying I had been following Egypt on and off; so to see something like this is just amazing.

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  34. I am really glad that he is gone. This was such a huge event!

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  35. great post man, glad to follow you!

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  36. Phwoar. Neat. This hole situation has fascinated me.

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  37. This is so cool! I joined the peace movement in the eighties here in Belgium, and we were organised like them! They are having their democratic peace revolt 25 years after we had this.
    I would die to be with them.

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  38. Not sure how eager the military will be to forfeit power voluntarily, but I hope local 1848 goes on peaceful.

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  39. That huge crowd cheering was pretty crazy sounding. Well deserved after the long protest.

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  40. cool find, that BBC map is awesome xD

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  41. Cool blog!!!

    nice weekend!!

    I wait on my blog!!!

    $upporting

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  42. The people of egypt did a great job throwing out their president like that. They fought for their freedom, they earned it.

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  43. Now it's just getting interesting. What's next?

    Following

    wellthisdoesntsuck.blogspot.com

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  44. very interesting post, at least it's over

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  45. Finally over, tho i kinda enjoyed watching the street fights live :P

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  46. it is amazing.
    Military taking sides with citizens and after the devil departs the citizens starting to cleanup the mess they made.
    One of a kind revolution. Definitely a milestone and a better renaissance than anyother so far.

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  47. Those people should be respected much more

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  48. it will take some time before they truly have a demo leader...this is a time of stress

    http://skybluetrading.blogspot.com/

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  49. amazing part of history we are looking to. it was just overdue that they get the democracy.

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  50. That truly is amazing! Brings a tear to my eye. ;)

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  51. Heh, thought the picture was from a game :)

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  52. God, that looks like 300,000 people. Nice update.

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  53. Amazing scenes, my latest post also covers what's just happened in Egypt.

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  54. I'm scared to know what's going to happen there. I hope they can set up a government that's run FOR the people instead of against them.

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  55. Damn, good article. No news sites had this, amazing how you do lol.

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  56. Nice one. Really gives you an eye into what they were doing at the time.

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  57. yeah, they'll be under military control for a while, should be interesting to see what happens next. i wish them the best.

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  58. "There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people." - Commander William Adama, Battlestar Galactica

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