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Tahrir square protest: Thousands clash with police in Egypt and Lebanon | Mail Online

Tahrir square protest: Thousands clash with police in Egypt and Lebanon  | Mail Online | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Police responded with water cannon and attacked crowds with batons and tear gas to clear the crowds.
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Egypt Sees Numerous Opposition Protests

Egypt Sees Numerous Opposition Protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egyptian opposition groups -- inspired by Tunisia's recent uprising -- have called for mass demonstrations today in support of economic and political reform. The protests have been promoted online an...
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'Remarkable scenes' at Cairo protests

'Remarkable scenes' at Cairo protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
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Egyptians protest in rare numbers against the state| Reuters

Egyptians protest in rare numbers against the state| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians protested against the state Tuesday in a rare show of strength to mark what online activists said was a Day of Wrath inspired by the revolt that toppled Tunisia's
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Egyptian Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Tunisia-Inspired Protest in Cairo - Bloomberg

Egyptian Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Tunisia-Inspired Protest in Cairo - Bloomberg | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egyptian police fired tear gas at thousands of anti-government demonstrators who gathered in central Cairo today for a protest inspired by the revolt that toppled Tunisia’s President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali .
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Thousands rally in Tunisia, Egypt as US urges reform

Thousands rally in Tunisia, Egypt as US urges reform | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The United States said it hoped the Arab world will tackle reforms following the "example" of the Tunisian uprising as thousands of people rallied in Egypt and Tunisia to call for radical change.
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Twitter Is Blocked In Egypt Amidst Rising Protests

Twitter Is Blocked In Egypt Amidst Rising Protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Inspired by the recent Tunisian demonstrations against corruption, protesters are filling the streets of Cairo. And like the protests in Tunisia, the Egyptian ones were partly organized on Facebook and Twitter. And now Twitter appears to be blocked in Egypt, according to various Tweets and tips we’ve received.
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BBC: Freed into a new Tunisia

BBC: Freed  into a new Tunisia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Fahem Boukadous was a political prisoner in Tunisia. Now freed by the caretaker government he describes his life in jail and how it felt when he was released.
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Egyptian Police Confront Antigovernment Protesters

Egyptian Police Confront Antigovernment Protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Activists, energized by events in Tunisia, said they would mark a national holiday with a "day of revolution."
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Thousands protest in Egypt - CNN.com

Thousands protest in Egypt - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
People across Egypt took to the streets on Tuesday in demonstrations against corruption and failing economic policies, rallies partly inspired by similar protests that rocked Tunisia this month.
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Foreign Policy: Tunisia Teaches Us About Democracy : NPR

Foreign Policy: Tunisia Teaches Us About Democracy : NPR | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Tunisia struggles to establish a new government after the upheaval of dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Steven Heydemann of Foreign Policy argues that the U.S. must face the fact that efforts to promote democracy in Arab societies have not paid off.
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Egypt protests and the demonstration effect of Tunisia - CSMonitor.com

Egypt protests and the demonstration effect of Tunisia - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Shouts of 'Tunis' and 'down with Mubarak' at Egypt protests. By 3 pm in Cairo, Al Ahram had reported "thousands" of protesters chanting "Tunis" had spilled out onto the corniche along the Nile in Central Cairo, hundreds of protesters in the industrial Nile Delta town of Mansoura, hundreds of protesters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and small protests in Aswan and Assuit. Back in Cairo, the Arab worlds largest city and with more residents than Tunisia and Lebanon combined, activists reported that average citizens were joining a protest shouting "down with Mubarak" in the sprawling and very poor neighborhood of Shubra, which is home to millions.
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Clinton urges restraint by all sides in Egypt | Reuters

Clinton urges restraint by all sides in Egypt | Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of StateHillary Clinton on Tuesday urged all sides in Egypt to exerciserestraint following street protests and said she believed theEgyptian government
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Egyptian police fire teargas at protesters

Egyptian police fire teargas at protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Unrest is spreading outside the capital. Egyptian security forces fired teargas and water cannon to try to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators who gathered in the centre of Cairo, the capital, as they sought to emulate the success of demonstrators in Tunisia. Salma Said, one of the demonstrators, said on Tuesday that the crowd had marched from different points in the city to Tahrir Square and was trying to make for the Egyptian parliament building.
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US: Tunisia example can spur reform

US: Tunisia example can spur reform | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Envoy from US, which backed the deposed Ben Ali, says "example" of uprising can bring reform to other parts of region.
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Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police

Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (AP) -- Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, clashed with riot police Tuesday in the center of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power.
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Egypt: Thousands protest in Egypt

Egypt: Thousands protest in Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands of Egyptian protesters inspired by the revolt in Tunisia rushed police and battled tear gas Tuesday in demonstrations against the political repression and unemployment that have defined three decades of rule by President Hosni Mubarak.
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Inspired by Tunisia, Egypt's protests appear unprecedented - CSMonitor.com

Inspired by Tunisia, Egypt's protests appear unprecedented - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's protests today appear to be the largest public call for democratic reform and an end to the Mubarak regime for years.
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In Egypt, Anti-Government 'Day Of Revolt' Under Way : The Two-Way : NPR

In Egypt, Anti-Government 'Day Of Revolt' Under Way : The Two-Way : NPR | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Protesters have taken to the streets in demonstrations inspired in part by recent events in Tunisia. Police have reportedly used tear gas and water cannons.
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Watching Egypt (but not on Al Jazeera) | Marc Lynch

Watching Egypt (but not on Al Jazeera) | Marc Lynch | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
I don't have a lot of time this morning before the panel discussion I'm hosting at GW on Tunisia -- webcast here, if you can't make it to the Elliott School! But I do want to make a few quick comments on Egypt. The images and stories of protests today have been impressive, both in numbers and in energy and enthusiasm. The Egyptians are self-consciously emulating the Tunisian protests, seeking to capitalize on the new mood within the Arab world. Their efforts are not new, despite the intense Western desire to put them into a narrative driven by Twitter, WikiLeaks, or demonstration effects.
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Tunisia: Life Without Ben Ali

Tunisia: Life Without Ben Ali | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Many observers are wondering what will happen next for Tunisians. Recently, the country’s longtime leader, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, left the country as civilian protestors demanded a new government.
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Egypt: Thousands protest against President Hosni Mubarak - video

Egypt: Thousands protest against President Hosni Mubarak - video | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Taking inspiration from Tunisia, Egyptians take to the streets against the regime of President Hosni Murabak
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Faster than the Speed of Myth: Tunisia’s Uprising and the “Arab World” • Talk Morocco

Faster than the Speed of Myth: Tunisia’s Uprising and the “Arab World” • Talk Morocco | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The speed with which news from Tunisia is emerging has produced a number of pieces that simultaneously try to keep up with rapid events unfolding and try to fix
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Tunisia offers a possible model for Arab reform without autocrats or theocrats | Ibishblog

Tunisia offers a possible model for Arab reform without autocrats or theocrats | Ibishblog | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Ibishblog, maintained by Dr. Hussein Ibish, provides independent, critical and original analysis of Middle East and Arab-American issues, along with occasional forays into the arts, especially cinema.
The views expressed on the Ibishblog are entirely those of Dr. Ibish personally.
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