Tweets from Tahrir LIVE

The revolution continues - live updates from Tahrir Square

Live updates from tweeters featured in the book Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution as It Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made It.

Despite toppling the dictator Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, Egypt remained under military rule and brutal repression. The revolution continues; activists are still protesting and still using Twitter to get the word out. Tweets from Tahrir told the story of the 18-day uprising that removed Mubarak; this page brings live coverage of the struggle.

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Youssef Chouhoud

Egyptian relative earnestly asked whether those implicated in the torture report wld be held accountable. Irony is alive & well in Cairo.
9 Dec ago

Is watching @TheSquareFilm at this point an act of self-delusional nostalgia or self-conscious masochism?
6 Dec ago

On the real tho, damn near everyone living in a real Borough wishes Staten Island been seceded.
4 Dec ago

@ntantawy Yes, a variant of forcible resignation, I suppose :)
30 Nov ago

@ntantawy True. The only time officials in Egypt resign is when they're at the cusp of being forcibly removed.
30 Nov ago

@Balkingpoints No way to tell--both whether that intent still holds sway and whether Sisi will ever face it.
30 Nov ago

As was the belief in #Ferguson, what happened in #Egypt today wasn't a case of the system failing--and therein lies the problem.
30 Nov ago

@ousfourita Justice was always a longshot--but now, indeed, even the hope for it is dashed.
30 Nov ago

Between a neutered media & the mass public sanctioning crackdowns on dissent, it’s hard to see how the space for change can emerge in #Egypt
30 Nov ago

While not indulging any sense of despair, I can’t help but feel disheartened at the large multitudes supporting #Mubarak’s release.
30 Nov ago

Many more sacrificed time, effort, livelihood, even freedom for the dream of #Jan25—there is a sense that, in part, it was all for naught.
30 Nov ago

Today’s verdict nonetheless holds the deepest meaning to the scores of families who lost loved ones in the fight to overthrow #Mubarak.
30 Nov ago

Anyone paying attention saw this outcome coming a mile away and its fruition adds nothing of substance.
30 Nov ago

The #Mubarak saga is meaningless b/c, following July 3, the writing was on the wall & the Sisi regime has since underlined & highlighted it.
30 Nov ago

I've been trying to digest the #Mubarak verdict since I woke up. The difficulty is in its being both entirely meaningful and meaningless.
30 Nov ago

Soundtrack of the Revolution
26 Nov ago

The tweeters featured in this stream were all featured in the book Tweets from Tahrir, chosen for the quality of their tweets during the 18 day uprising. They are just a small selection of the activists in Egypt, and this stream is in no way comprehensive.