Sunday, February 13, 2011
How the Egyptian Protesters Organized Within Tahrir Square
BBC photographer Yolande Knell did a photo tour of the organization of Tahrir Square when the protests were at their height, and the BBC compiled those photos into this clickable Reuters photo "map" on their site, under the title: Egypt: The camp that toppled a president.
I have included below the photos, to which the labels above refer, with their captions. Together they provide a fascinating portrait of life in Tahrir Square for the protesters; how they were able to keep informed, motivated, focused, healthy, and heal their defensive wounds. Starting at 11 o'clock, and going roughly clockwise:
Wall of martyrs
This organization was impressive, and took consideration of both basic physical needs, and higher emotional and motivational ones. To me, it helps explain the resilience and persistence of the protesters, and is testimony to the best of the human capacity to create positive order and social structure.
The Egyptian Protesters/People Triumph! Mubarak Resigns!
Al Jazeera English's Egypt: A Nation in Waiting (2008) on Mubarak's Egypt, An Excellent Backgrounder to Current Events
Egyptian Blogger "Sandmonkey" Mahmoud Salem On His Detention, Going Public, and Wael Ghonim as a (Disappeared) Leader
A Yemeni/Egyptian-Canadian's Personal Story Shows the Current Plight of Egypt's Middle Class
Canada's PM Stephen Harper Hearts Mubarak--Favours Slow Transition Under His Presidency
Egyptian Blogger Arrested and his Account Suspended: Sandmonkey's Most Recent Post Copied Below
Egypt's Uprising February 2-3, 2011: A(nother) Turn of the Screw
Egypt's "March of Millions"; the Obama Administration Begins to Say, "Kefaya!"; and, to Manage the Future of Egypt; Mubarak Announces "8 More Months"
Why the West (the US) Cares So Much About Egypt: Part I The Suez Canal (Oil)
BBC's Full Coverage: Egypt Unrest
Your comments, thoughts, impressions?