Egyptians Protest the Regime | Scenes from Midan Tahrir (Liberation Square) in Cairo Egypt

Inspired by the events in Tunisia Egyptians have held protests all over the country calling for the fall of the ruling regime. In Cairo protests were reported in Giza, Boolah, Ard al Lewa, Maadi and Downtown Cairo amongst other places. Protests were also held outside of Cairo at Rafah in Sinai, Asyut, Aswan, Alexandria, Mahalla, Tanta, Qina and many other locations throughout Egypt. Here are some images from the demonstrations in Downtown Cairo in Midan Tahrir which attracted thousands of protestors. If members of the media require high resolution copies please contact me at

This guy picked up a souvenir; the helmet of one of the riot police.

It was difficult to capture quite how many people were there in one image because they were all over the square but it was easily at least 2 or 3 thousand at its peak before I left around 5:30.

Some of the protestors brought their children with them. A rare scene at protests in Cairo.

This demonstrator is spray-painting the words down with Mubarak (The Egyptian President) on the wall.

As reinforcements for the riot police arrived some of the demonstrators try to stop the trucks carrying them and then trucks sped up and these guys jumped onto the front.

This guy got the shield from one of the riot police and is holding up a V for Victory sign.

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Anne Marie Carson - January 25, 2011 - 8:30 pm

The photo of the young family with their child is quite striking. You can see the mother looking out….

Mina - January 25, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Great Photos.. keep it going…
Documenting this is crucial, this day will go down in history.
Thank you.

T.J. - January 29, 2011 - 3:54 am

Fantastic pictures Tim. We heard you on Al Gazera this evening and enoyed your insights/comments. Be safe.

Pauline - January 29, 2011 - 3:58 am

Great photos Tim. Keep documenting. You’re in the midst of an amazing moment of history. Stay safe.

Heather J - January 29, 2011 - 4:12 am

Hey Tim. I’ve been thinking of you today, buddy. Stay safe. Also, many of your fellow SWPBers heard you on AlJazeera and we’re all thinking of you.

Alexander Gardner - January 30, 2011 - 12:29 pm

For so many years the people of Egypt have kept their head down in fear. It’s good to see average people stand up for what they believe in.

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
– Edmund Burke

matt shumate - February 3, 2011 - 9:04 am

Fascinating! Stay well, friend.

Edmond Dantes - February 5, 2011 - 4:23 pm

Thank you Tim for the service you are doing for the people of Egypt as well as us here in the states. Without people like you, a lot of people here would have never known the truth. I salute you, as one of many “Heroes of Liberation Square”.

ashlei - February 6, 2011 - 12:48 am

these are amazing, stay safe over there!

[…] V primerjavi s Tunizijo Egipt pestijo podobne socialne težave, vendar pa protesti v tej državi (še) niso dobili enotne podpore s strani opozicije. Bistveno nižja kot v Tuniziji je sicer tudi izobrazbena stopnja prebivalstva, tako da ima organiziranje preko interneta manjši pomen kot v omenjeni državi. O možnih nemirih v Egiptu smo nedavno pisali tukaj. Fotografije protestov si lahko ogledate tukaj. Dodatne fotografije iz glavnega mestnega trga tukaj. […]

[…] As populações do mundo árabe, que agrupam 22 países, sofrem com os regimes autoritários de seus governos. Quase todas as nações árabes são governadas por ditadores. Após uma onda de protestos sem precedentes, o ditador da Tunísia foi removido do poder por pressão popular. Parece que agora chegou a vez, finalmente, de Mubarak, de longa data conhecido ditador do Egito.  A família de Mubarak já fugiu do país (clique aqui para ler). Veja abaixo um vídeo da rede CNN com imagens dos protestos em Cairo. E clique aqui para ver algumas fotos dos recentes protestos no Egito. […]

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