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The politics of fearlessness: Egypt’s second January uprising

Teti, Andrea (2011) The politics of fearlessness: Egypt’s second January uprising. International Affairs at LSE (07 Feb 2011). Website.

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New Crossings, New Heroes One image more than perhaps any other struck me as I watched transfixed the first days of the Egypt’s Second January Uprising: the struggle of protesters to cross bridges into Tahrir Square. What is already being called the ‘Battle of Kasr el-Nil’ was an epic effort on January 28th by virtually unarmed protesters to drive back the feared Egyptian security forces in their riot gear and armed with clubs, sticks, tear gas and water cannons. The protesters took beating upon beating, but they just kept coming. The security forces kept being driven back, slowly but surely. By the end of the afternoon, they just broke and ran, as the protesters symbolically entered Tahrir Liberation) Square in triumph.

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Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 10:12
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 23:19

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