Tag Archives: Protest

When will I trust the police?

On the 28th of January 2011, police presence on the streets was strong and felt. Many of us did not just see them on the streets, but clashed with them, felt their wrath or even lost their lives because of them. The police used all known brutality tactics to subdue the masses, who were peacefully […]

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I want no leader

The government keeps bringing forth the notion of having no one to talk to on our behalf. I do not want anyone to negotiate on my behalf. I have no leader and want no leader. This revolution might have been ignited by a few, but their anonymity is key to its success. January25 is a […]

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Internet for you, you .. but not you

  I woke up on the 28th of January, 2011 to find my cell phone with no network coverage. Mind you that this was anticipated, since the internet was blocked off in Egypt the night before, and SMS services were suspended; all part of cheap tactics used by a weak regime afraid of modern day […]

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A Sudanese man tells the story of his arrest

The following story will shed light on what happens to foreigners who get arrested by people in civilian dress and disappear for hours or days in a row. This story is written verbatim as recited by a Sudanese man who got detained on February 5th, 2011 on his way to work. He was interviewed by me on February […]

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