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Military Coup or Popular Revolution?  Egyptian Presidential Guard Head to State TV Station, Cheered On by Protesters

“The presidential armed guard units, through the streets, headed towards the national television station, the state-run television station.  A bit of a confusing picture there in Cairo, because we are seeing protesters cheering the presidential guard, happy that these troops are arriving.”


This video was uploaded to YouTube on 28 January 2011.  The text above is an edited partial transcript of the video.  Cf. “Protesters Warmly Welcome Four Armed Military Vehicles in Downtown Cairo” (Al-Masry Al-Youm, 28 January 2011); As’ad AbuKhalil, “I Received This Message about Egypt” (Angry Arab News Service, 28 January 2011).




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