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GRITtv: Khaled Fahmy: Mubarak’s Last Crackdown in Cairo

“What we are seeing is nothing less than an Egyptian Tiananmen Square,” says Khaled Fahmy of American University in Cairo. He watched today as bands of armed men descended on peaceful protesters in Cairo, heading for Tahrir Square. Some of the people, who Fahmy called “thugs” rode through crowds on horseback and camelback, trying to drive them back.

Mubarak “has burned all his bridges with his people,” Fahmy notes via phone from Cairo, and the violence today was a last gasp for the regime. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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