(Reuters) - Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday in a second day of clashes that have killed nine people and wounded more than 300, marring the first free election most Egyptians can remember.
Protesters fled into side streets to escape the troops in riot gear, who grabbed people and battered them repeatedly even after they had been beaten to the ground, a Reuters journalist said. Shots were fired in the air.
Soldiers pulled down protester tents and set them on fire, local television footage showed.
Between the new Defense Bill (a/k/a any AMERICAN may be labeled a "terrorist" and thrown in the Gulag - so long to free speech) and the new Internet bill (a/k/a I know what is good for you bill and can shut down anything that I deem inappropriate, like Fahrenheit 451), you decide.
JUST REMEMBER - THE BOY DID CRY WOLF TOO OFTEN - BUT THE WOLF DID ARRIVE!
GUARD YOUR LIBERTIES WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
Too many people are only willing to defend rights that are personally important to them. It's selfish ignorance, and it's exactly why totalitari
They tell us, Sir, that we are weak---unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power ... I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry , March 1775