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2 February: Who let the camels out?

  Egypt‚Äôs 25 January Revolution left Egypt‚Äôs modern history with many unanswered questions. Who opened the prisons and released scores of prisoners? Who torched police stations? Where did the police go on the night of 28 January? Who were the thousands of armed men who attacked protesters in Tahrir Square on 2 February, 2011? Or, …

Adham Youssef

The Battle of the Camel: Understanding the ‚Äėcounter-revolutionaries‚Äô

A common practice in Egypt has been to label your opposition as thugs, anti-Islamists or remnants of the former regime. These kabels are applied all too frequently and all too easily, as a means to justify one group’s actions over another. a closer look at the battle that took place on 2 February 2011 shows there were legitimate grounds for concern among the “regime remnants” that attacked the square that day; just as the revolutionaries fought for their lives, so too did their opposition

Luiz Sanchez

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