A reported 2 million people came out in Cairo to protest against the Egyptian government prompting speculation that Hosni Mubarak has only days, if not hours left of his premiership. Stunning scenes like the one below are sweeping the country, and due to the military’s unwillingness to intervene, they do not look set to abate.
As Ari Rutenberg wrote in his piece on
The most amazing thing about them is not their organization, size, or speed. It is the noble and dignified way in which they youth of Egypt have persevered throughout this ordeal. Specifically, it is how they have banded together to protect the neighborhoods, historical buldings, libraries, and museums and have begun to cooperate with and befriend the army, all without guidance, money, or the internet.
Change is coming to Egypt, and amazingly, it isn’t through the barrel of a gun.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.