Asmaa Mahfouz | The Vlog that Sparked a Revolution

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Original article and video from Democracy Now!

“On January 18, 2011, 26-year-old Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz posted a video online urging people to protest the “corrupt government” of Hosni Mubarak by rallying in Tahrir Square on January 25. Her moving call ultimately helped inspire Egypt’s uprising. ‘I, a girl, am going down to Tahrir Square, and I will stand alone. And I’ll hold up a banner. Perhaps people will show some honor,’ Mahfouz said. ‘Don’t think you can be safe anymore. None of us are. Come down with us and demand your rights, my rights, your family’s rights. I am going down on January 25th and will say no to corruption, no to this regime.'”

Link to Video: Watch the Vlog that Helped Spark a Revolution

Link to Asmaa Mahfouz’s Story on Democracy Now!

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