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EGYPT: One female protester comments on expectations in Tahrir Square [Video]

February 1, 2011 |  1:38 pm

Footage captured on Monday shows an interview with a female protester -- whose T-shirt reads "I love my country, it's the government I'm afraid of" -- as she articulates her perspective on what
the Egyptian people are demanding in Tahrir Square today.

The interviewer asks: What has been the affect of shutting down the Internet?

Egypt-protester She says, "This is not just a Facebook revolution or an internet revolution. As you've seen many hundreds of thousands of people in the streets. Even the phone lines were shut on Friday and people still came out and demonstrated because this is not about an internet, this about the needs and the demands of the Egyptian people."

He also asks her: Is there a compromise that people will accept?

She answers: "The only compromise that people would accept is that if there's a guarantee that
the next president of Egypt will be chosen by the people."
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The segment was filmed as part of an upcoming documentary "Zero Silence," about young people in the Middle East who are tired of the authoritarian regimes they live under, and who are using the Internet to aid them in creating change.

-- Lori Kozlowski

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