Thursday, February 3, 2011

Iman Al Badawi: The Front Line in Cairo

Today at 9 AM Cairo Time, I spoke with Iman Al Badawi, a self-described activist and native of Cairo. Iman has been camped in Tahrir Square in central Cairo for the last 5 days and has been participating in the anti-Mubarak protests there. The protests have gripped the country since January 25th and turned unexpectedly violent on Wednesday when pro-Mubarak elements confronted the protesters in the Square, armed with blunt weapons, knives, and the occasional firearm. In the background of our conversation, you can hear the rallying of the protesters as the demonstration enters the morning of its 9th consecutive day.

Image: Foreign Policy

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