Tweets of an Egyptian Revolutionary

This is a compilation of my tweets (NadiaE)  from January 25 to February 12. Included are some tweets by other people that I retweeted. Retweets can be recognized when a tweet starts with a twitter name other than NadiaE. I felt it was important to include some retweets because they carry part of the story of each day and they indicate what I felt was important while I was tweeting.

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011: The first day of Egypt’s revolution

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Planning on tweeting #jan25 demonstrations today in Egypt. Let’s see what happens.

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

So where’s everyone going for today’s #jan25 demonstrations in Egypt? What is your demo location of choice for today?

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Off to the streets of #Cairo with my sneakers on and my camera handy. Won’t be driving car today. Hope taxis are available #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police trucks at Talbiya stop in Haram. Otherwise Pyramids road normal #jan25

25 Jan

Arwa Salah and I meet up to go to demonstration in the neighborhood of Shobra together. We thought the demonstration in Shobra would be more exciting because of its Christian majority. Egyptian Christians had been staging many demonstrations in recent days due to the New Year’s Eve bombing of a church in Alexandria and the government halting building of a religious complex in Giza.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Got into taxi. Asked him to take us to x. Showed us 3 ppl who asked him to take to demo & refused unaware that’s where WE’RE going#jan25

25 Jan

Arwa and I arrive in Shobra, spend some time in a sandwich shop waiting for demonstrations to start. We’re joined by our friend Adel Abdel-Ghaffar.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Dawaran Shobra quiet except for lots of police #jan25

25 Jan

Adel gets a call from a friend. He’s told the action is in Tahrir.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Leaving very quiet Shubra and off to downtown where we’re told the action is #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police running toward Arab League Building. We’re right behind them #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Big demo downtown Cairo. Maybe 300 people and 3x as many police #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

No way to describe what im seeing. 3 demos convalesce near abdelmonem riyad. 100s

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Never saw this b4 in cairo #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Green wafd flags with cross and crescent symbolizing religious unity #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

shit! Abdelmonem riyad echoes with chant of FREEDOM

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Batil! Batil! Batil! #jan25 echoes all over

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

demo marches to television building #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Wafd and Ayman Nour in downtown demo walking to Conrad along corniche with some 4000 #jan25 muslim brotherhood not here at all

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

march on 26 july st downtown. No way to tell how many demonstrators now #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

things happening too fast and numbers growing remarkably. No time to upload photos but ive taken many #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Downtown reverberates with the chant NULL #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just heard my sis was temporarily placed in police truck with friends then released #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Demonstrators merge at appeals court #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police really gearing up now. Had to stand against wall as they stampeded #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Downtown Cairo now #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3t9kkn

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Cordones of police segmenting demonstrators. 1000s downtown#jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Large group of demonstrators marching on Opera Square #jan25

25 Jan

KarimwV Karim Abdelrady

by NadiaE

RT @gamaleid المتظاهرين احتلوا قسم شرطة دار السلام الأن رجاء النشر

25 Jan

Translation of this Retweet: “Protesters take over Dar El-Salam Police Station. Please distribute.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Downtown demonstrators stomp on ground and repeat ooo ooo#jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police trucks – ten – on Azhar bridge #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I have never seen anything like this #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

No idea how many people marching downtown. Can’t see front or end #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

March toward Azhar Mosque. Police won’t let this last for long. I suspect we’ll be getting gassed and hosed soon #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Demonstrators tearing down all congratulatory signs for police day#jan25

25 Jan

Clarification: the protests of January 25 were held to coincide with Police Day, a national holiday.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Could this be the day? #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“oh my people. Tunisians arent more manly than us” chants #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Marching back toward tahrir #jan25 friend just asked: arent there lunch breaks in revolutions?

25 Jan

Clarification: it was Adel Abdel-Ghaffar – @dooolism on Twitter – that

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Thousands of young men and no harrassment to be seen. I love you Egypt #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Marched by Abdeen palace #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Marched by Abdeen Palace now to merge with Tahrir demonstrators#jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tear gas in Tahrir #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police and demonstrators tearing coughing throwing up from tear gas #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Demonstrators throw tear gas canisters back at police. 100s of police run away #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police regather and stomp making throat ugh noises. This is getting scary #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tear gas burning my face eyes and throat #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tahrir out of control. Rocks thrown between police and protestors, water hoses, tear gas. we’re in middle #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

another demo trying to break thru police to join tahrir demo. Smoke and rocks everywhere #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egypt has been awoken by the Tunisians #jan25

25 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Demonstrators took over fire truck. National anthem sung by all. Last of battery power. Signing out as protestors throw rocks #jan25

25 Jan

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Twitter and Facebook are blocked in Egypt. I learn for the first time about proxys.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@cnnireport Sorry I got this rather late. Twitter is blocked and only now figured out how to bypass. No time to upload new material (cont)

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@cnnireport but im going to post now links to already uploaded material from yesterday

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Videos I took from yesterday’s #jan25 protests in Egypt at Tahrir Square http://bit.ly/eE7EI6. It was a war zone

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Large group of pictures I took from yesterday’s #jan25 protests in downtown Cairo http://on.fb.me/fxYo05

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@cnnireport Just posted links. Feel free to use footage and pictures

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Planning on covering demos 2day. I have rock climbing hat and swim goggles handy this time. Lots of rocks and tear gas yesterday#jan25

26 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just logged onto twitter thru mobile. Slow but works. THANK U @diptychal for bypass soln!

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Mabusharkh plan to leave soon

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@diptychal r u going today? A violent demo is as good a place as any to meet for the first time ;-)

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@diptychal what’s happening there? Still quiet? Just realized we HAVE met!

26 Jan

I actually didn’t end up going out this day.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Facebook seems to be blocked in #egypt. People saying no access. I cant access either #jan25

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egypt govt blocking both #twitter and #facebook shows #jan25 was a real social media revolution

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

What egypt govt doesnt realize is that Egypt’s tweeps have all met in tweetups and we can keep connected by phone #jan25

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I was told that #fb was blocked 3 minutes after #khaledsaid group announced demos after friday prayers #jan25

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ShaimaStreet Good point! We need to go back to the old egyptian tradition of leaflets/manshourat! #jan25

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Doesnt egy govt know that social networkers r either geeks or ppl who know geeks and that we’re bound to figure how to bypass blocks? #jan25

26 Jan

lubzi GeekyArtistArabWoman

by NadiaE

The only thing that keeps the dictator in power are those who obey him like ISPs who block people’s access to freedom & hope. #Egypt#jan25

26 Jan

wael Wael Khalil

by NadiaE

RT @alaa: @shmpOngO مش الناس قاعدة تقول مصر مش تونس، اهوه مصر بقيت بتحجب زي تونس بعد عشرين سنة من سياسة نت مستنيرة قرروا يخربوها #Jan25

26 Jan

Translation of this retweet: “Aren’t people saying Egypt isn’t Tunisia? Egypt is now blocking the Internet after 20 years of an open Internet policy just like Tunisia – they’ve decided to destroy it.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@jmayton i heard the curfew talk was just a rumor?

26 Jan

shmpOngO Shmoponga Republic

by NadiaE

EYE witness from cairo airport : Hatem Algabali minister of health have left #egypt a while a go (v) @ahmedfatah #jan25

26 Jan

Khorazaty Adham El-Khorazaty

by NadiaE

Confirmed they r using live ammo… I was there,friend got shot

26 Jan

AhmedFatah Ahmed Abd El-Fatah

by NadiaE

من صديق جاي حالا من المطار .. حاتم الجبلي غادر البلاد قبل قليل #jan25

26 Jan

Translation of this retweet: “A friend who has just come from the airport tells me Hatem Al-Gabaly has just left the country.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@N_0_u_R it was for awhile. I now have normal access to fb but not twitter. Using proxy for twitter

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@nadinetoukan @jaredcohen fb back. Twitter not. Tweeps using proxies to bypass block

26 Jan

VirtualOverlord Ahmed

by NadiaE

Website for Egypt’s National Democratic Party is confirmed offline#jan25

26 Jan

monaeltahawy Mona Eltahawy

by NadiaE

Hearing from @25Egypt #Egypt cyber activists hack into Interior Ministry and NDP (#Mubarak party) websites and block! Take that!#Jan25

26 Jan

DostorNews الدستور الأصلى

by NadiaE

نشطاء يعطلون موقعى وزارة الداخلية والحزب الوطنى #jan25

26 Jan

Translation of this retweet from Dostor Newspaper: “Activists block the websites of the Ministry of Interior and the National Democratic Party.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Im keeping in touch with #jan25 events in egypt thru twitter + fb [better] than i am thru traditional media. Great job by egypt’s citizen reporters!

26 Jan

shmpOngO Shmoponga Republic

by NadiaE

police withdraw from Suez City leaving the city under protesters’ control #jan25

26 Jan

25Egypt Egypt 25 Jan

by NadiaE

مراسلنا بالتحرير انهياااااااار امنى تاااام فى مدينة نصر وميدان التحرير

26 Jan

Translation of this retweet: “Our reporter in Tahrir says there is a complete collapse of security in the neighborhood of Madinat Nasr and in Tahrir.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Can anyone confirm twitter reports that police have withdrawn from suez? #jan25

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Why arent we seeing any international correspondents reporting from suez? Where can we find video coverage? #jan25

26 Jan

rania_hafez Rania Hafez

by NadiaE

It is not rubber bullets, they r using metal pellets. My friend has 20 pellets in his back, he was just trying 2 shield an old man #jan25

26 Jan

rania_hafez Rania Hafez

by NadiaE

My friend’s injuries from the 20 pellets that penetrated his backhttp://plixi.com/p/72614467 #jan25

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ahmednaguib are they using a different kind of gas than the horrible kind they used yesterday?

26 Jan

ko7my Hossam Elkomy

by NadiaE

الله اكبر ، الناس بترمي الامن من البيوت

26 Jan

Translation of this retweet from a tweep in Suez: “Allah is Great. People are throwing the security out of their homes.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Govt blaming muslim brotherhood on demos is silly. They had no official presence in demos. Only wafd did (cont)

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

otherwise yesterday’s demos formed of people representing themselves as egyptians and not 1 particular party/ideology. That was the beauty

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Another observation was the absence of sexual harrassment during demos. On contrary, guys were very protective of the demonstrating girls

26 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Yesterday was a revolt of egyptian brothers and sisters. Religion, political affiliation, age, gender were irrelevant #jan25

26 Jan

ielsakka Israa – إسراء

by NadiaE

RT @AmoonaE #Suez: Clashes resume, Kafar Kamel neighborhood in flames, women throwing pots pans on police, according to @gamaleid #jan25

26 Jan

hadeelalsh Hadeel Al-Shalchi

by NadiaE

AP’s Maggie Michael beaten today and AP’s Nasser Nasser was beaten by police and will need surgery #egypt #jan25

26 Jan

hadeelalsh Hadeel Al-Shalchi

by NadiaE

APTN Hairidi Haridi and Haitham Badry were arrested and are still missing #egypt #jan25

26 Jan

hadeelalsh Hadeel Al-Shalchi

by NadiaE

Thanks for RT AP beatings today _ let’s not forget the AP TV has 2 missing cameramen. Arrested #jan25 by #egypt police

26 Jan

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2011

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Twitter is back using my normal connection!! Woooooooooooohoooooooo! #jan25

27 Jan

 

kalimakhus Tamer Mowafy

by NadiaE

RT @Hussam_Arafa: التخطيط لمظاهرة مليونية لشعب مصر عقب صلاة الجمعة القادمة #Jan25 #Egypt #Cairo #sidibouzid

27 Jan

 

Translation of this retweet: “Plans for a million-man protest for the Egyptian people after the next Friday prayers.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@RadioKate I’m perfectly fine xx

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Coptic friend on FB wrote she thought Egypt Pope’s call to Christians not to partake in demos was wrong. Translating to English her words..

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“Respectable Pope Shnouda, we love u and u take care of us and I appreciate your fatherly fear for us. But we can’t be nice with the regime”

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“We can’t just be nice to the regime and have opposing positions of asking for equality with my Muslim brother and partner in this nation..”

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“& when push comes 2 shove & death I leave him & run. The people that took 2 streets r Egyptians. We’re not less Egyptian or less courageous

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“If we did this it would be shameful for all Christians in Egypt…Christians aren’t cowards, Father” end of quote & my horrible translation

27 Jan

 

abeersaady abeer saady

by NadiaE

@NadiaE اعتصام 10 صحفيين بمعسكر الأمن المركزي بالجبل الأحمر بعد رفض الأمن اطلاق سراحهم و 20 شابا اعتقلوا من أمام النقابة

27 Jan

 

Translation of this retweet, tweeted by board member of the Egyptian Press Syndicate: “10 journalists strike at the State Security Camp in Al-Gabal Al-Ahmar after State Security refused their release and that of 20 other youth arrested from in front of the Syndicate.”

Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة

by NadiaE

RT@monaeltahawy #Suez has fought British French Israeli aggression/occupation. Today Suez fights Mubarak regime aggression/occupation #Jan25

27 Jan

 

Zeinobia Zeinobia

by NadiaE

All the mobile phone networks in Suez are reportedly not working

27 Jan

 

Zeinobia Zeinobia

by NadiaE

A complete internet blockage in Suez

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@hadeelalsh Glad you’re safe ya gameela. Sounds like you had a tough day

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Journos injured and detained in Egypthttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41277427 #jan25

27 Jan

 

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

2 Journalists have been detained in Mahalla: Mohamed Fathi and Ahmad Belal, says blogger @mar3e#Jan25

26 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Are twitter and fb blocked again in egypt?

27 Jan

 

Zeinobia Zeinobia

by NadiaE

Rumors that the government will ban praying in large mosques tomorrow #Egypt

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My cousin Hamza Namira is among those who went to airport to greet ElBaradei #jan25

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

News that elbaradei will pray friday prayers at istiqama mosque in giza square then march from there #jan25

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

news that sms blocked in egypt. I can confirm mine arent being received #jan25

27 Jan

 

IHamdy Ibrahim

by NadiaE

@maverickzz @Zeinobia Again confirmation that emptying ATMs is taking place

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

today i realized i dont have any of my friends’ home phone numbers. Quickly rectifying that now

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egyptian govt shutting down all connections between egyptians and rest of world shows how scared its become. It should be

27 Jan

 

25Egypt Egypt 25 Jan

by NadiaE

تعليمات مشددة لجميع شركات الأتصالات والأنترنت بقطع الانترنت تماماً يوم الجمعة وعدم#jan25الأكتفاء بحجب بعض المواقع

27 Jan

 

Translation of this retweet: “Strict instructions to all IT and Internet companies to complete disconnect the Internet on Friday and not to limit to blocking certain websites.”

alaa Alaa Abd El Fattah

by NadiaE

♻ @naglarzk: Google, twitter, Facebook, blackberry service All Blocked Now in #Egypt#Jan25

27 Jan

 

mashahed mashahed

by NadiaE

RT @nadiiazina: RT @Beeros75: Please spread the word. We at#Egypt are being banned from all online and mobile presence! Help!#Jan25 #25jan

27 Jan

 

justicentric justicentric

by NadiaE

If phones r shut down as planned, egypt will b a black hole 2morrow. This means they plan massacres #jan25 @AnonymousIRC

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

3arfeen mi7tageen ayh? Control room sha3bi ma3 landlines kul anas ti2dar titisil beha tibala3′ awda3 wi tatalaqa akhbar #jan25

27 Jan

 

Translation of my tweet: “You know what we need? A people’s control room with landlines that everyone can call to report events to and to receive information from.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Don’t forget to pack your egyptian flag for tomorrow #jan25

27 Jan

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We need a grassroots control room tomorrow with landlines to receive and transmit news to protesters #jan25

27 Jan

Sarahcarr أبو كار

by NadiaE

“Our power lies in each and everyone” not if u r cutting off my fucking service, @vodafoneegypt #jan25

27 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@waelmmdooh_ kuluh tamam. Inta itmasakt sa7?

27 Jan

Wael Mamdouh was among the ten journalists picked up by State Security and who were striking at the Gabal Al-Ahmar camp. He sent me a tweet asking how I was doing.

Translation of my response to him: “All is well. You were arrested, correct?”

Abdibashir Abdibashir Ali

by NadiaE

#Jan25 Mosques and Churches in Cairo and Alexandria where protests are planned tomorrow http://bit.ly/fQJesh #egypt@monaeltahawy

27 Jan

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@waelmmdooh_ ya rab. 7amdila 3asalama ya wael

27 Jan

Wael confirmed in a tweet not seen here because I did not retweet it that he was indeed arrested but he was freed and he was fine.

Translation of my response to him: “Thank God you are safe, Wael.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@waelmmdooh_ fi masr wi bukra fi shari3 masr

27 Jan

Wael asked me where I was in the world (I travel frequently).

Translation of my response: “In Egypt and tomorrow in the streets of Egypt.”

Friday, January 28, 2011: Black Friday

Egyptian protesters are met with brute force by the police and state security. The Internet and mobile telephone services are all shut down in Egypt. Only landlines were

working. I managed to get in one tweet and one retweet only that day.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Cutting off connectivity is making me very angry. Ill bet many others are angry as well. We already had enough anger without all this

28 Jan

fustat fustat

by NadiaE

R @Gsquare86 Haha LOL RT @ElFoulio:Nazif [Egyptian Prime Minister] denied earlier today that govt blocked communications, can he repeat that to me in an sms? #Jan25

28 Jan

Saturday, January 29 to Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No tweets. No connectivity to the outer world.

I blogged my eyewitness account of events from January 25 to 29 http://nadiaelawady.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/egypts-revolution-eyewitness-account-january-25-to-29/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Internet returns. This day will forever be known in Egyptian history as the day of The Battle of the Camels.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Internet back. Shot at and gassed last fri & sat. #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

yesterday was a huge celebration in #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

today things are very tense with pro-mubarak protesters trying to disrupt anti-mubarak demonstrations #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Yesterday’s positive vibes have turned sour today #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

tweeting from inside Tahrir square. So GOOD to be re-connected. Pics & videos of police brutality posted tonight #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Very tense now in Tahrir as individual pro-mubarak protesters make their way into square and stir trouble #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

About 100 pro-mubarak protesters demonstrating outside tahrir. Not being allowed in by anti-mubaraks #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

fri/sat i saw several men carried from being shot at by police unconscious or dead. Pics & videos 2night when im infront of pc#egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

army helicopters still flying over tahrir square today #egypt

2 Feb

DrBahaa بهاء جمال

by NadiaE

أهالي القاهرة لميدان التحرير … سيبك من النت دلوقتي .. أهلك هناك بيتخططلهم لمواجهة قذرة مع كلاب مبارك #jan25

2 Feb

Translation of this retweet: “People of Cairo to Tahrir Square: forget the Internet for now. There are plans by Mubarak’s dogs for a dirty confrontation with your people [in Tahrir] today.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@edyong209 YOUR nerves? :-) Been a really WEIRD week here. I wake up at night now to shooting in streets

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People were standing outside tahrir 2day urging ppl not to demonstrate saying those inside tahrir r traitors #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

1 pro-mubarak chant to antimubaraks was “let pro-american baradei feed you” #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Lots of psychological warfare being waged today in #egypt by#mubarak regime

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

antimubarak protesters rallying to tahrir to support revolution #jan25#egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tahrir square getting tense as pro-mubaraks infiltrate the square#jan25 #egypt

2 Feb

As I was filming a group of about 100 pro-Mubarak protesters who had just infiltrated Tahrir Square, a man pounced on me and destroyed my video camera. The next tweet follows that episode:

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My video camera was just destroyed by a man while i was filming promubarak infiltration of tahrir square #jan25 #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

army let in huge pro mubarak protest. Lots of chaos. People trying to stir trouble by setting ppl against each other

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Mubarak police thugs killed the egyptian protesters. Its the turn now of mubarak thugs #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

mubarak civilian thugs in tahrir trying to take over. Journalists not safe as egyptians on both sides lose trust in media #jan25 #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

rock throwing between both sides #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Mubarak failed to stop revolution using police thugs. Now he’s trying to do it by tearing the egyptian people apart #jan25 #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tear gas clouds rise in Tahrir. Several injured by rocks passed in front of me. One hit in eye

2 Feb

Clarification: in a later tweet you will find that I discovered that the tear-gas-like clouds I report here are probably insecticide emitted from an insecticide-blowing machine. I saw this machine being used by the pro-Mubarak side as I stood on a tank near the frontlines. I’m assuming they used this to cause fear.

At this stage in my tweets, a battle erupts between the pro-Mubaraks and anti-Mubaraks. Rocks litter the sky. Unfortunately, I missed the earlier stampede of camels and horses into the square. All I was able to see was the horses that were later confiscated by the army. I was too far away when they broke into the square.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

many many injured passing by

2 Feb

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

Don’t ruin what we’ve been doing during the past week, what we’ve endured: the thuggery, the bullets, the tear gas, the deaths and injuries.

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I have to give it to #egypt army. Their tear gas is MUCH nicer than police tear gas #jan25

2 Feb

Again, this refers to what I had assumed was tear gas and turned out to probably be insecticide…used by pro-Mubaraks and not the army.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

So many injured. Some1 announcing others dead. Can’t verify#jan25 #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

young teenager just emerged seriously injured. Antimubaraks marching toward pros. Injured keep emerging from front #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Azhar scholars on shoulders of antimubarak protesters #egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just got net back. Spent last 2 hours on tank watching egyptians throw rocks & molotov cocktails on each other #jan25

2 Feb

Clarification: it was difficult to tweet from within Tahrir Square most of the time. Mobile networks were compromised most probably because of the huge concentration of people in the square trying to connect.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

fires erupting around egypt museum, army putting them out

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

All exits from tahrir blocked by pro mubarak supporters. No safe way out #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Journalists targeted 2day. My camera broken. Heard CNN camera broken as well

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Walking home with friend feeling very unsafe. Should be home in 10 min #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’m home after a horrific day in Tahrir Square. Mubarak set civilian thugs against his own people. Things have gone very ugly. #egypt#jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

In past few days it was easy to differentiate between the people vs the regime. Today it was impossible. #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Pro-mubarak protesters infiltrated Tahrir and created lots of instability and paranoia #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Zeinobia I don’t have videos from today. They broke my camera. I’m staying up today to post my videos and pics from previous days

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@demaghmak @3arabawy @Sandmonkey just got home. Horrific day

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Thanks to all well-wishers. The revolution WILL continue #egypt#jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@cyberRAH612 Thanks, cuz! Love u. Keep praying. We certainly need it.

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’m so insulted that Egypt’s president is willing to allow the country to deteriorate into pure chaos just to keep his precious seat #egypt

2 Feb

negadelborai negad elborai

by NadiaE

Egyption Private satellite channels, you can not build a free media in a country dominated by the dictatorship

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@negadelborai Great seeing you yesterday. I hope you are safe today

2 Feb

Sarahcarr أبو كار

by NadiaE

RT @bencnn: State TV showing urgent banner warning everyone in Tahrir square to evacuate immediately. (or else?) #Jan25 #Egypt

2 Feb

etharkamal Ethar El-Katatney

by NadiaE

It3am being organised in Egypt for 4000 families running out of food & $. To help:Masr El gedida (Mostafa)0103778585 Maadi(Marwa)0100057579

2 Feb

suzeeinthecity su zee

by NadiaE

4000 Egyptian families out of food& money. If u want to help, call Mostafa 0103778585, Marwa 0100057579, Aya 0107030903, Dina 0123337815

2 Feb

jimsciuttoABC jim sciutto

by NadiaE

Egypt death toll now tops toll for Iran protests, which US and West widely condemned as an atrocity #Egypt #Iranelection #Jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I see Mubarak has released some young people on Twitter as well. Interesting… #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

Long live the shabab [youth]! #Jan25 RT @Gsquare86 Battle Kasr El Nil is liberated and clear. Long live the Egyptian youth!http://yfrog.com/hsnixrj

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I will not be intimidated by Mubarak thugs. Break my camera and my eyes will photograph. Cut my Internet connextn and i will use pen &paper

2 Feb

sandragionas Sandra Gionas

by NadiaE

So Mubarak lets Egyptians have their Facebook and Twitter back but sends in camels and thugs? #Egypt #Jan25 # Tahrir #timetogo

2 Feb

fustat fustat

by NadiaE

R @3arabawy: 100 thugs r now marching in Hurghada, with knives, swords, carrying Mubarak’s posters, terrorizing the citizens. #Jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

1st batch of photos http://on.fb.me/dYSUXw Fight on Saturday Jan 29 over Ministry of Interior near Tahrir Square #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

2nd batch of photos: Angry Friday (Jan 28) http://on.fb.me/e0dIni#egypt #jan25

2 Feb

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

She’s a journalist RT: @hadeelalsh: Got punched in the face when pro-mubarak crowd charged in. Not pleasant #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@hadeelalsh Stay safe, Hadeel. This is a day, among other things, of systematic attacks against journalists. #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@RaghdaSalama They broke my camera today. I have a few mobile pics that I have to check. My mind, now, is my camera.

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Statement on World Conference of Science Journalists in Cairohttp://bit.ly/edCR84 #wcsj2011

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just got call from good friends in Nablus, Palestine. They told me, “You [Egyptians] are making history.”

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@HannahAllam Glad you got out safely. Be careful on your way home.

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Regards to CNN reporters here in Egypt and the excellent work they are doing @bencnn #egypt #jan25

2 Feb

fustat fustat

by NadiaE

R @raniadailynews Former info min Mansour Hassan to 10 Masaan: what happened today was worse than the 1967 defeat against israel#jan25

2 Feb

ginamariepace Gina Pace

by NadiaE

CBS news crew marched back to hotel room in Alexandria at gunpoint: http://bit.ly/h9uWLV

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Seeing many tweets on attacks against journalists today in #Egypt. None of this happened before pro-Mubarak goons stepped out of their holes

2 Feb

avinunu Ali Abunimah

by NadiaE

Egypt state TV: US, UK, Turkey, Israel all occupied Egypt in the past and are conspiring against it now. #hasbara

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AFakahany I’m safe. Plan is: ياخدوا منا البلد على جثتنا…يا احن يا هو. عمرنا ما حنحترم نفسنا ثاني لو سبناله البلد

2 Feb

Translation of the Arabic portion: “They will take our country from us over our dead bodies. It’s either us or him. We’ll never respect ourselves again if we leave the country to him [Mubarak].”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

والله على رأي متحدث الجزيرة: مبارك يحارب بالخيل والبغال والحمير. عسسسسسسل

2 Feb

Translation: “As the speaker on Aljazeera says: ‘Mubarak fights with horses, mules, and donkeys.’ Sweeeet.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Dad and sis watching the news and every time they see the horses and camels raiding Tahrir Square they break into hysterical laughing#egypt

2 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ScriptiZer @minazekri بيضحكوا من كثر المشهد ما هو مضحك ومسخرة. هجوم بالخيل والجمال في 2011؟ هو ده ما تفتق عنه ذهن الرجل؟

2 Feb

Translation: “They are laughing because the scene is so funny and absurd. A raid with horses and camels in 2011? Is that what his [Mubarak’s] mind came up with?”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@rrreda2009 We all cried today. شر البلية ما يضحك

2 Feb

Translation of Arabic portion: “It’s the worst of calamities that make us laugh.”

DominicKavakeb Dominic Kavakeb

by NadiaE

It’s so vital that world understands this is not a divided #Egypt. This is the state attacking the people. #jan25 #tahrir

2 Feb

khanfarw W.Khanfar وضاح خنفر

by NadiaE

حاولوا كتم صوت مراسلينا فاكتشفنا عهد المواطن المراسل فشكرا للآلاف من مراسلينا الجدد. وضاح خنفر

2 Feb

Translation of Waddah Khanfar’s tweet (head of Aljazeera): “They tried to silence our reporters but we discovered the era of the citizen journalist. Thank you to the thousands of new reporters we now have. Waddah Khanfar.”

 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ThinkYiddish @lisang not sure now that it was tear gas. Later saw some1 on pro-mubarak side blowing something that looked like insecticide

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@ThinkYiddish @lisang u know those machines they use to blow insecticide over large neighborhoods for mosquitoes? That sort of thing

3 Feb

 

weddady weddady

by NadiaE

RT @RamyRaoof did video interview wiz someone in the pro-mubarak demo took 50l.e. 2 join from ppl wiz Fathy Serour,head of parliament #Jan25

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Now when we say we’re from Egypt and we get asked, “Do you get around on camels?”, there’s not much we can say in defense.#egypt #jan25

3 Feb

 

dr_davidson Christopher Davidson

by NadiaE

comments on ABC News regarding the #Mubarak family fortune – comparable to Gulf ruling sheikhs – http://tinyurl.com/62beupg

3 Feb

 

jacksta_ sjackson

by NadiaE

@NadiaE lol camels r the wave of the future!:)

3 Feb

ArabVoicesSpeak Samar Dahmash Jarrah

by NadiaE

Bilal Fadl appealing again to the Army to protect generation of facebook from generation of camels and horses #jan25 #Egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’ve uploaded the most significant videos I took from Angry Friday Jan 28 http://bit.ly/eE7EI6 #egypt #jan25

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@beleidy Made it home bil3afya [barely]! Glad you’re safe as well!

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@malaikamakena My only weapon is my camera. It was broken today. I am left with my eyes, ears, and hands to write and report the atrocities

3 Feb

sarakhorshid Sara Khorshid

by NadiaE

Ruling party buses are reported to be heading to Tahrir protesters with DOGS, actual dogs #Egypt

3 Feb

 

kalimakhus Tamer Mowafy

by NadiaE

اللهم أدم على مبارك و أعوانه غباءهم فليس لنا حليف أكثر أثرا منه .. اليوم قضى مبارك على كل ما كسبه بدموع التماسيح التى ذرفها بالأمس

3 Feb

 

Translation of retweet: “Oh God, may Mubarak and his supporters continue to be stupid, for we have no more impactful ally than their stupidity. Today, Mubarak destroyed everything he won with the crocodile tears he shed yesterday [in his speech].”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Organized protection of journalists covering #egypt protests will be much needed in next 2 days #jan25

3 Feb

 

kalimakhus Tamer Mowafy

by NadiaE

RT @jarelkamar: الناس اللي خرجت النهاردة تضرب المتظاهرين هي اللي حاتنزل تضربنا في سبتمبر في الانتخابات لو سكتنا.. فوقوا!

3 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “People who went out today to attack the protesters are the same ones who will attack us in the September [Presidential] elections if we let this go! Wake up!”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

New video uploaded to my YouTube channel. Scenes from fighting at Ministry of Interior last Saturday. http://bit.ly/eE7EI6

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

In this video http://bit.ly/ff4nN1 protesters are shot at and gassed while I’m filming among them. I run with them and gag at tear gas.

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egypt will never be free of its tyrants, the corruption, the sickness unless we use this unique moment in history to create change. Onwards!

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

YES! RT mtayeb @NadiaE Historic moments arent repeated every other day in the life of nations..it comes once in decades..make it now today!!

3 Feb

 

Tweets of Feb 3 up to this point were made after midnight from the previous day. I had not yet gone to sleep.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Today we need less paranoia among anti-Mubarak protesters. The paranoia created by pro-Mubarak infiltrators was sickening yesterday #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I did not cry or cringe when I was tear gassed and shot at by Egyptian police (cont)

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I did not cry when I saw dozens injured, unconscious or dead emerge from the front lines of fighting with Mubarak police/civilian thugs cont

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I cried when my camera was broken by Mubarak thugs. My camera was my weapon in this revolt. It was the tool that created a role for me (cont

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Today I leave home without my camera. I will not be able to afford a new one for a long time (cont)

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

But I will not be intimidated to stop reporting. I am equipped with two phone batteries and will tweet as long as I have internet (cont)

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I will continue to give eye witness accounts to international, regional, and local media of what is happening on the ground (cont)

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

And I will resort to old school journalism. I will WRITE. I will write what I witness. (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I will continue to play my role as a reporter as long as there is still breath within me. My tools are changing but my role remains #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Last batch of pics from my camera b4 it was destroyed: Celebrations and peaceful protests on Tuesday in Tahrir Squarehttp://on.fb.me/gWOR6m

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@HaweeyaGringa @simon_frantz @edyong209 @JoshRosenau I promise to describe in writing as best I can :-)

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@bb_aisha on my way there in a few minutes. A friend of yours in SA [South Africa] just called me to ask if u were all right

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@D_LandObsession Good idea. I’ll try to do that tonight. On my way out to cover events now

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

On my way out with @arwasm. Should be in Tahrir in 30 minutes#egypt #jan25

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’ll be interviewed on BBC World at 3:30pm Cairo time from within Tahrir square #egypt #jan25

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Making our way on foot to Tahrir. Prevented by ppl’s committee @ entrance of qasr aleini st saying they wont let any1 go to tahrir cont

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

i made a fuss, they created a ruckus similar 2 what we saw yesterday from promubaraks. Detoured & found army that let us thru other side st

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Made it safely to tahrir. Square squeaky clean but tons of garbage just outside where promubaraks were yesterday #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@arwasm and i just submited our contacts at tahrir mosque turned field hospital as volunteers #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We were told only supplies field hospital needs now are pen & paper. Lots of supplies fill the mosque from outpouring of help#egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Calls for volunteers to defend tahrir from promubarak demo making way into tahrir #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Woman making rounds in tahrir telling journos not to take pics. I just made a huge ruckus #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Today will be my day to defend the work of journalists reporting from cairo #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Mohammed abulghar and mohammed elbeltagy marched thru tahrir then walking to army leadership infront of cairo museum #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@gr33ndata just told me police took med supplies from him as he made his way toward tahrir #egypt

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just met british journo who was told by police he’d be shot if he filmed from his hotel balcony over tahrir #egypt

3 Feb

 

raniadailynews raniadailynews

by NadiaE

It’s a black day for media in Egypt. Aim: complete media blackout through intimidation of journalists #jan25

3 Feb

 

ianinegypt Ian Lee

by NadiaE

RT @Ssirgany: My brother was beaten trying to protect the rest of DNE [Daily News Egypt] reporters attacked by angry mobs.

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ssirgany @ianinegyp @bencnn @raniadailynews we need coordinated efforts to protect journos 2day #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

people handing out food and cleaning garbage in tahrir #egypt

3 Feb

 

hadeelalsh Hadeel Al-Shalchi

by NadiaE

Journos be careful: they are out for us today #egypt #jan25

3 Feb

 

jonjensen Jon Jensen

by NadiaE

RT @hadeelalsh: 2 visiting NYT journos been arrested #egypt#jan25 #mubarak

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Spoke 2 ppl organizers in tahrir. Journos who need it can ask them for protection as they report. Go 2 large white sheet near hardees#egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Band playing in tahrir singing about their wounds with humor #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

deputy editor of daily news egypt @ssirgany says any foreign looking ppl r being targeted in cairo #egypt

3 Feb

fustat fustat

by NadiaE

R @CarolJordanCNN #Vodafone confirms it was forced to send pro#Mubarak messages in #Egypt#Jan25

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just got home. Too many thugs out on streets today to try returning after curfew #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@fauzishaffie @Dima_Khatib Just got home. Thanks so much for your concern!

3 Feb

RamyYaacoub Ramy Yaacoub

by NadiaE

OnPhone W/ @SandMonkey: “We were just released after a 2 hour arrest, the beating came before the arrest” #SandMonkey

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Sandmonkey So glad to hear you were released! I hope you are all right. Please update us when you can. We were all very worried!#egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Square was relatively quiet while I was there. Small groups marching around. People greeting each other… (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Many injured from yesterday’s fighting walking around with wrapped heads and limbs. People clearing garbage, handing out food…(cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Two medical stations are set up in the square in addition to the mosque-turned-field-hospital. Doctors wrapping wounds (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The streets of Cairo are much worse off than Tahrir Square. Lots of paranoia. (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police absence has allowed civilian-clothed men to take over some areas. In some cases they are designated people’s committees (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

But in other areas it seems there are some pro-mubarak thugs standing guard preventing ppl making way to Tahrir #egypt

3 Feb

Jan25voices Jan25 Voices

by NadiaE

BREAKING: thugs into hilton hotel.

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Expecting to hear from VP Omar Soleiman on TV soon #egypt

3 Feb

norashalaby Nora Shalaby

by NadiaE

My friend on 6th of october bridge said that the army just fired on them #Jan25

3 Feb

danbullock Dan Bullock

by NadiaE

@theplayethic The human wall protecting Cairo museum. So beautiful http://yfrog.com/h7h2fwj #egypt << Amazing moments.

3 Feb

etharkamal Ethar El-Katatney

by NadiaE

Ha. via @delrayser So apparently, the first thing Egypt did after getting Internet access back is Google “how do I make a molotov cocktail.”

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I met a young man 2day who said army officer took med supplies he was taking into tahrir and threw them into the Nile #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@edyong209 @perrykid @BoraZ not sure. The Internet and phones were cut off for several days in Cairo. Only got net back yesterday morning.

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@edyong209 @perrykid @BoraZ but it played HUGE role rallying ppl to protests before it was cut off. They are calling this the FB revolution

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

BBC Arabic reporting that pro-mubarak protesters have broken into several hotels and threw out foreign journos #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Who wants a regime that cuts off all means of communication amongst its people and sets thugs out against the media? #egypt

3 Feb

moselim Mohamed Selim

by NadiaE

#Algeria lifts its Emergency Law which was imposed in 1992.#Egypt #Mubarak

3 Feb

lisang Lisa Goldman

by NadiaE

RT @Sarahngb: I’m on the phone with May Kamel, the thugs are surrounding Hilton Ramsis and journalists are trapped inside. #jan25#tahrir

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Respect to resigned Nile TV reporter Shahira Amin #egypt #jan25

3 Feb

lectoracorrent Mercè Piqueras

by NadiaE

Yes, those of Catalan TV were attacked and had to leave @NadiaEBBC …pro-mubarak protesters have … and threw out foreign journos #egypt

3 Feb

Raafatology Raafat- نيويورك

by NadiaE

@travellerW was attacked by Mubarak’s thugs #Egypt

3 Feb

reemfab Reem

by NadiaE

“Blogger @TravellerW was beaten up by pro-Mubarak thugs and is now in army custody bleeding from his head. How terrible! #Jan25” v @Elizrael

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just tried calling @TravellerW. No answer. I really hope he’s all right.#egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Crimson_Cougar @TravellerW ahhh. Just saw that. Glad he was able to tweet. that’s a good sign.

3 Feb

hadeelalsh Hadeel Al-Shalchi

by NadiaE

NYT journos have been released http://bitURL.net/a4w9

3 Feb

Pazuzu_hsp Rebecca Saade

by NadiaE

RT @waelabbas: RT @washingtonpost: Our #Cairo bureau chief and photographer have reportedly been arrestedhttp://wapo.st/ef5hWR #Egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Sandmonkey Glad you are safe ya man. Just tried to call but phone out of reach. Just glad to hear from u here.

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I need to peel myself away from computer for awhile and sit instead in front of TV. Will be back later #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Trying to create a sense of normalcy. Making my famous chocolate chip cookies. #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

عمر سليمان بيقول أنه اتقابل وبيتقابل مع مجموعة من الشباب الممثل عن تظاهرات 25 يناير. حد عارف مين دول؟ #jan25 #egypt

3 Feb

Translation: “Omar Suleiman says he met and is meeting with a group of youth who represent the January 25 protests. Does anyone know who those are?”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

انا مستفزة آخر استفزاز من كلام عمر سليمان واللي قاله كل تابعي نظام مبارك. يا أهل مصر. لو ما خرجناهمش الآن والله ما حتلوموا الا نفسكم

3 Feb

Translation: “I am very irritated by what Omar Suleiman and all Mubarak regime supporters said. Oh people of Egypt, if we don’t get rid of them now I swear we only have ourselves to blame.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

لو ما خرجوش مبارك وأعوانه واللي قاعدين في البيوت اشتكوا بعد كده من سوء الأحوال في مصر والله ما تقدروا تلوموا الا نفسكم #jan25 #egypt

3 Feb

Translation: “If we don’t get rid of Mubarak and his supporters and those sitting at home [not participating in the protests] complained later about how bad things are in Egypt, I swear you can only blame yourselves.”

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

Again the “foreign” elements bla in Omar Sulieman’s interview. you can’t blame everything on foreign elements. It’s too stupid.

3 Feb

bb_aisha bb_aisha

by NadiaE

My flatmate & tourist friends went horse-riding at Pyramids today.Were told by owner an MP hired the horses&camels which charged into Tahrir

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I really can’t believe we still let people fool us with conspiracy theories of foreign agents and the likes. Grow up, Egyptians! #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A good friend of mine just posted on FB that his friend Kareem Banouna was just killed by sniper fire. Shot in the head. #egypt#jan25

3 Feb

NickKristof Nicholas Kristof

by NadiaE

Here’s Nawal el-Saddawi, famed women’s leader. She’s 80-but told me she will sleep in #Tahrirhttp://twitpic.com/3w5bsc

3 Feb

ielsakka Israa – إسراء

by NadiaE

بالضبط RT: @minazekri @ielsakka لو الشباب انسحبوا انتقام مبارك هيكون مفزع ومجنون

3 Feb

Translation of this retweet: “If the youth retreat [from Tahrir], Mubarak’s revenge will be terrifying and crazy.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Does anyone know what’s happening to journos at Ramses Hilton?#jan25 #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

كل انسان صاحب قراره واختياره. اختياري هو احترام دم الشهداء. أنا مش حأكون من بين اللي يسمح بأن دمهم يروح هدر #jan25 #egypt

3 Feb

Translation: “Every person is responsible for his decision and his choice. My choice is to honor the blood of martyrs. I will not be among those who allow their blood to be for naught.”

 

Scott_Gilmore Scott Gilmore

by NadiaE

Unhappy that Hilton staff are confiscating journalist’s cameras in#Egypt? Why not call their global HQ and tell them? +1 703 883 1000

3 Feb

Scott_Gilmore Scott Gilmore

by NadiaE

Censorship Inns? Sniper Suites? RT @HiltonOnline: Here’s a fun game! Hilton Worldwide has 10 brands. How many can you name?#egypt

3 Feb

lindahollier Linda Hollier

by NadiaE

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. Desmond Tutu

3 Feb

Elizrael Elizabeth Tsurkov

by NadiaE

RT @bencnn: Wave of attacks against journalists motivated by State media, gov’t. claims of a “foreign hand” in #Jan25 uprising.#Egypt

3 Feb

mosessaur Muhammad Moses

by NadiaE

Omar Suliman start to build the conspiracy theory so that he can arrest all of us after this is done! #tahrir #jan25

3 Feb

Mohamed_A_Ali mohamed ali

by NadiaE

المصري معروف بجبروته وممكن يبقي عميل مش مزدوج بس لأ مسبع كمان. عميل لايران وامريكا واسرائيل وحزب الله وحماس وقطر والاخوان فنفس الوقت. #Jan25

3 Feb

Translation of this retweet: “Egyptians are known for their strength. Not only can they be a double agent, but they can be an agent to seven different places at once: Iran, USA, Israel, Hezbollah, Hamas, Qatar, and the Muslim Brotherhood all at once.” (In response to Egypt State media and Mubarak allegations that foreign agents are instigating the protests).

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @weddady RT @waelabbas Snipers on top of Hilton Ramsis#egypt #jan25

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@monaeltahawy watched you a couple of times on CNN ya Mona. Love the passion. Keep up the great work! #egypt #jan25

3 Feb

NatashaTynes Natasha Tynes

by NadiaE

Katie Couric Tries To Report From Cairo – But Protesters Make It Impossible youtube.com/watch?v=IsugzE… via @youtube #egypt#jan25

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@PLACEB0 @Lastoadri @Sandmonkey @monasosh @alaa Got home early today. Thanks for the concern! Sandmonkey was arrested then freed.

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@PLACEB0 @Lastoadri @Sandmonkey @monasosh @alaa And @TravellerW beaten by mobs becuz he had laptop but then freed by army. Tough day 4 some

3 Feb

hadeelalsh Hadeel Al-Shalchi

by NadiaE

@AymanM @washingtonpost called me _ @LeilaFadel has been released. Her phone is off. Will tweet once I speak to her #egypt#jan25

3 Feb

rob2uk Rob Lynn

by NadiaE

@HannahAllam WashPost reports their staff are held by mil. police, not interior. min. http://3.ly/cnPU

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My friend Moustafa Khalil wrote following on FB: “All my dual nationality friends are strongly urged…” (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“to call their foreign embassies immediately to inform them that a massacre is now in preparation in Tahrir Square and …” cont

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“there are numerous foreign nationals inside including my still-missing British friends…” (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“All journalists and camera have been evacuated from the Square. Please act now. It will be a disaster.” end

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Mass harassment of journalists in Egypt today and yesterday must not go unnoticed. This is what the current Egypt regime represents#egypt

3 Feb

AymanM Ayman Mohyeldin

by NadiaE

#aljazeera journalists arrested in #egypt 1 #aljazeera journalist still missing #jan25 #tahrir

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’m overwhelmed by support from friends and complete strangers from all over the world. No way I can mention u all. Know u r appreciated

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@EngyG معلش يا انجي. الفتنة دي حاصلة في كل البيوت. النظام ده ذكي ولا ما كانش قعد كل ده. علينا نختار ونتحمل مسئولية اختيارنا. والمهم نيتنا

3 Feb

Translation: “It’s all right, Engy. This ordeal is happening in every house. The regime is smart otherwise it wouldn’t have stayed in power for so long. We must make our choice and bear the responsibility of that choice. What’s important is our intention.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Lots of dirty politics happening tonight. It’s affected every home. Mubarak is succeeding in splitting the people (cont) #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The only thing that will make tomorrow’s march successful is to see BROAD representation of Egyptian society demanding Mubarak leave #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The Muslim Brotherhood needs to seriously step back a step from tomorrow’s protests. Do this, please, if you want the revolution to succeed

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@theonevanished Im asking they step back. Not down. And they have done great work. But this needs to be a protest of the people. not the MB

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

MB represent a very small % of our population. For this to be a people’s revolution, the people with all their diversity must participate

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

If the majority of tomorrow’s protesters are MB supporters, it defeats the purpose of what many others of us are doing. (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

MB need to participate like any others participate. The way they were participating on Jan 25 – 29. (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

And the rest of society needs to step up and take ownership and LEADERSHIP of this revolution for it to have any impact at all #egypt

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@theonevanished If our numbers are those of the MB, then this is not a revolution of the Egyptian people. In that case it’s an MB revolution

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@aaljeffery Do not mis-read what I write. I am not asking to punish anyone. I am clearly asking all factions of society to step up (cont)

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@aaljeffery and take ownership. Ownership cannot be that of the MB. It must be of the ppl. MB needs to go back to what it did Jan 25 to 29

3 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@theonevanished Of course. And they should protest as part of the people. Not as the leaders of the people. And the people need to step up

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Elizrael @RamyYaacoub My exact point. If middle class participate, then there are no worries about any one faction

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@aaljeffery All types of talk r helpful. We’re asking for a democratic society. We need 2 be able to voice our opinions and listen to others

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tomorrow we need another Jan 25, where u look left and right and see only Egyptians that u cannot possibly label as anything but Egyptian

3 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We need to look left & right and see all Egyptians taking ownership and leadership of the revolution. #egypt

3 Feb

 

MohamedG Mohamed Gamal El-Din

by NadiaE

المتحدث باسم «الأزهر» يستقيل من منصبه.. ويؤكد: لن أغادر «التحرير» إلا برحيل مبارك | المصري اليوم، أخبار اليوم من مصر http://bit.ly/eIOWjz

3 Feb

 

Translation: “Speaker on behalf of Al-Azhar resigns and says: I will not leave Tahrir unless Mubarak leaves. Source: Al-Masry Al-Yowm  newspaper today.”

MaanNewsAgency Ma’an News Agency

by NadiaE

Clinton condemns attacks on reporters in Egypt http://bit.ly/fIDa8j

3 Feb

 

sharifkouddous Sharif Kouddous

by NadiaE

People have routed power from the street lights and are charging their cell phones in Tahrir #Egypt

3 Feb

 

Friday, February 4, 2011

MohammedY Mohammed Yahia

by NadiaE

Reporter on @AJEnglish says it became nearly impossible to perform her job cuz thugs made the atmosphere extremely tense & scary #Jan25

4 Feb

 

Shokeir Ahmed Shokeir

by NadiaE

نوارة نجم تقدر المتواجدين الان بالتحرير على اقل تقطير ٢٠٠ ألف متظاهر

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Nawwara Negm estimates number in Tahrir to be at least 200,000.”

 

NohaAtef Noha Atef

by NadiaE

Our #Egyptian Mufti Dr. Ali Gomaa Said he would resign if any protester was harmed tomorrow! #Egypt #Jan25 #Tahrir (via @Marrvie )

4 Feb

 

AhmadFahmy A Crazy One

by NadiaE

URGENT: THUGS PREPARING TO STORM THE TAHRIR #EGYPT#JAN25

4 Feb

 

Organica_ The Egyptian

by NadiaE

I have been hugged multiple times today. My coworkers are praying for Egypt. I can’t pray for Egypt. I am numb. #Jan25

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @abeersaady Int Fed of Journalists sends letter to new PM denouncing targeting of Egyptian and foreign journos, correspondents & bloggers

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Been talking on BBC World News for past 3 days, talked on South Africa Radio this morning, talked to Brazilian journo this evening, (cont)

4 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

..and just got off the phone with Australian Broadcast Corporation. Awesome to go around the world like that on my mobile phone.#egypt

4 Feb

 

deniseromano Denise A. Romano

by NadiaE

@NadiaE @abeersaady #1stAidInfo in Arabic / English from @helpiranheal #Jan25 #Egypt #Solidarity#WeAreWithYou!#MubarakMustGo!

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

tomorrow will be a big day no matter what happens. Must sleep to have energy tomorrow. Good night, everyone! #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

HUGE virtual group hug to all friends & strangers out there sending words of support. Esp to those translating my tweets to Japanese!#egypt

4 Feb

 

Tweets up to this point were after midnight the previous day.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

كلمة حق أقولها قبل نزول اليوم الجمعة: لا تدعوا النظام يخدعكم مجددا…اجعلوا هذه الثورة ثورتكم http://on.fb.me/gtHElm #jan25 #egypt

4 Feb

 

Translation: “A word of truth I must say before going ou today, Friday: Don’t let the regime fool you again. Make this revolution your revolution.”

Sandmonkey Sandmonkey

by NadiaE

The regime wanted to get rid of the foreign media, so they spread tales of terrorist foriegn spies, to justify attacking journalists. #jan25

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @ielsakka RT @waelabbas Bert Sundström, reporter from Swedish national tv was found but seriously wounded, stabbed, now in hospital.

4 Feb

 

tomgara Tom Gara

by NadiaE

So now the word is the “down with egypt” ad on Aljazeera was a hack? Makes a lot of sense. http://bit.ly/euYFfK #jan25

4 Feb

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

Egyptian protesters’ make-shift helmets: http://bit.ly/fqHrfz – I <3 Egyptians! Via the @guardian #Jan25 #Tahrir #BloodyWednesday#Egypt

4 Feb

monasf monasf

by NadiaE

Why I Was Dragged Through the Street by an Egyptian Mob – The Atlantic theatlantic.com/international/…

4 Feb

 

woodenbeirut Josh Wood

by NadiaE

Rimco andersson swede journo detained half an hour ago

4 Feb

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

All entrances to Tahrir safe except Abdel-Moniem Riyad Square RT @alaa: @ahmada2 كله عدا عبد المنعم رياض

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Psychological warfare has been used against the Egyptian people for decades. I’m saddened it’s still working. (cont)

4 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

For goodness sake. We were told the Israelis set the sharks on attack in Sharm to negatively impact Egyptian tourism! (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Today, it’s “foreign and internal factions” manipulating Egyptians to revolt. When will we learn the lesson? #jan25 #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Getting ready to go to Tahrir. I hope to make today my first in a democratic Egypt. #jan25 #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Before I leave: my call to the Egyptian ppl to make this a people’s revolution (in Arabic) http://on.fb.me/gtHElm

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A general feeling of determination and resolve in the house as my sister and I get ready to leave. #jan25 #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Throughout, our father has been encouraging us and our friends to go out and create change. This morning he told me to take care#jan25

4 Feb

 

anameenana Ayman

by NadiaE

@NadiaE as fellow scuba diver wish u 1000 salamah [safety] #jan25#outnow

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I feel so lucky to have family and friends who support what we are doing. No negative vibes in this home. #egypt #jan25

4 Feb

 

mtayeb mtayeb

by NadiaE

@NadiaE وتستمر الثورة حتى اسقاط النظام ورحيل مبارك . رياح التغيير قد هبت فوق مصر

4 Feb

 

Translation of this message from a friend: “And the revolution continues until the regime falls and Mubarak leaves. The winds of change have blown over Egypt.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Told sis not to bring even Swiss army knife for protection. No opportunities will be given to those who claim this is anything but peaceful

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@BBC_HaveYourSay of course. Your colleagues have my phone number. Spoke with BBC several times already

4 Feb

 

negadelborai negad elborai

by NadiaE

، علشان خاطر نفسك وعيالك، علشان خاطر الناس اللي ماتوا في ميدان التحرير، تعال ميدان التحرير .

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “For the sake of yourself and your children. For the sake of those who died in Tahrir. Come to Tahrir.”

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

بوليس رجع الشارع و يبدو ان اول مهامه هي القبض على النشطاء. وعود الديموقراطية و الحرية اثبت انها كاذبة و لم تمر سوى عدة أيام على خطاب الرئيس.

4 Feb

Translation: Police have returned to the streets and it seems its first mission is to arrest activists. The promises of democracy and freedom have proven to be lies and they did not last for more than a few days after the president’s speech.”

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

ممكن نختلف على نزول الشارع النهاردة و لكن هذا لا يعني الإختلاف على ديكتاتورية النظام و جرائمه المستمرة حتى الأن.

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Today we may disagree about going out onto the street. But that does not mean there is disagreement that this regime is a dictatorship or about its continuing crimes.”

 

ashrafkhalil ashraf khalil

by NadiaE

I told the Nile TV people I haven’t seen any evidence of “foreign influence” since Day 1. #jan25 #egypt

4 Feb

 

anilnetto Anil Netto

by NadiaE

Riot police take up positions about 50 metres from US embassy in Kuala Lumpur: 1,000 protesters calingl for Mubarak’s ouster. #Egypt

4 Feb

 

moneimpress monem

by NadiaE

نوارة نجم : لو كل في ميدان التحرير خونة وعملاء كان بيعمل ايه رئيس المخابرات اللي بقي نائب رئيس جمهورية

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Nawwara Negm: If everyone in Tahrir is a traitor or an agent, what was the head of intelligence – who is now the vice president of Egypt  – doing?”

 

BreakingNews Breaking News

by NadiaE

Leading member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood says movement has no ambitions to run for presidency – Al-Jazeerahttp://bit.ly/eIDZSJ

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Not taking my journalists’ card with me today. Too dangerous. Only have my doctors’ syndicate card on me #egypt #jan25

4 Feb

 

negadelborai negad elborai

by NadiaE

من كان يحب الحريه ، من كان يريد العيش الكريم يقابلني في التحرير

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “He who loves freedom, he who wants a life of dignity, come meet me in Tahrir.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@netty_jaya I’ll be there in half an hour. Waiting on a friend to join us.

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Walking down corniche. 2 young kids using army barricade as net to play tennis while army officer watches adoringly #egypt #jan25

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

In tahrir. Peaceful walk along corniche. Barbed wire blocks entrance. Very long lines to get in. Stringent searches and ID check #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

No internet as soon as i stepped into square. Had to walk back to entrance to tweet this. Might not be connected rest of the day #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Lots of ppl chanting: #egypt tv is a liar and HERE is the truth #jan25

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

False alarm re internet. Tweeting from inside tahrir. Thousands of ppl inside and thousands others try to get in #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I can see some foreign journos with video cams. So glad they made it in and r safe #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Many many many more men than women so far #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just joked with friend who stayed overnight in tahrir how dirty her nails were and she told me this story:

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Last night she was so hungry that she found a man making cheese sandwiches and halawa sandwiches (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

He was spreading both with single spoon and would lick spoon when he switched between cheese spreading and halawa spreading

4 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

she was so hungry that she went ahead and took some of those sandwiches. The point: dirty nails ain’t nothing, girlfriend!

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egypt has turned out in hordes in Tahrir. I am so proud! #jan25

4 Feb

 

shanahanmike Mike Shanahan

by NadiaE

Please read this note by my friend @MohammedY who is in Tahrir Square again today. #Egypt http://tinyurl.com/6al9l8t

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

journo friend and former boss lent me a video camera! Woohoo!#egypt #jan25

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Thousands on qasr elnil bridge still trying to get into tahrir as friday prayers start #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Protesters praid zuhr and asr. Now praying for souls of martyred protesters #egypt #jan25

4 Feb

 

BloggerSeif Ali Seif

by NadiaE

i am looking around, muslim and chrsitans here…i have never been more proud to wear my cross and muhammad pendants side by side… #jan25

4 Feb

 

Ghafari Muhammad غفّاري

by NadiaE

RT @sandmonkey: The scene of Tahrir right now is incredible. Millions of people praying. Reverence. Very powerful. It looks like Mecca in…

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Immediately after prayer protesters chant: LEAVE #egypt #jan25

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Festive mood in tahrir. Stumbled upon old friends making sandwiches for protesters. Sitting with them eating #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

earlier man in wheelchair, presumably injured in protests, was lifted above crowd while ppl sang & clapped like a wedding #egypt

4 Feb

 

vesanias Vesa Niinikangas

by NadiaE

@NadiaE Best wishes from Finnish science journos to our colleagues in Tahrir. You r changing the course of history not only describing it.

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

just saw ibrahim eesa and abdelmonem abulfotooh #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People greeting new protesters as they make their way into tahrir. Human corridor formed for them

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

ammar shereayi, ahmed kamal abulmagd, amr shobky, amr hamzawy just arrived

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

just saw famous movie director

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Seeing EVERY kind of Egyptian possible today. I’m so so so proud#egypt talking with nile fm radio presenter @__safi__ now

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Finally i have internet access. None in square. Family of friend has apt just over square (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

family feeding all friends of friends. Some stay overnight. Was just served wonderful hot meal (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Millions in tahrir today. Very festive. Poetry recited in 1 corner, music in another, praying in a 3rd #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

rumor that mubarak resigned caused sudden uproar in square followed by laughing when it became clear it was only a rumor#egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tahrir today is concentrated patriotism and positive vibes #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egyptian people finally feel a sense of ownership of their country and it shows in their positive, caring behavior #egypt

4 Feb

 

Pharaonick Nick Rowlands

by NadiaE

RT @ssirgany: RT @sondosshabayek: When in doubt head to tahrir, ur doubts will b replaced with hope n conviction #jan25

4 Feb

 

ZeinabSamir Zeinab Samir

by NadiaE

RT @monasosh: Tahrir square is the safest area in cairo, just becoz it is the one area totally free of any interference of Mubarak’s regime

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I love this revolutionary household im in over tahrir. Food, drink, bathroom, discussing politics, revolution stories. True Egyptian family

4 Feb

 

gr33ndata Tarek Amr

by NadiaE

أصبح ميدان التحرير الآن هو المكان الوحد الذي أحس فيه بأنني في مصر

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Tahrir Square has become the only place where I feel I’m Egyptian.”

 

amro1128 Amro Khalifa

by NadiaE

@SultanAlQassemi @salmaeldaly @monasosh @monaeltahawyThe scene in Tahrir is dazzling. The pilgrimage to democracy

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@kcarroll16 My fav topic! I’ve been holding it [the urge to pee] till i absolutely can’t anymore then i go home (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@kcarroll16 im told others use bathrooms in surrounding mosques. I’d rather squat on a dark st corner than use toilet used by 2 million :-)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@kcarroll16 today i used bathroom in apt of friend just over tahrir

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Thinking I’d better head home. No telling what’s out there on the streets of cairo #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

people still lining up to get into tahrir. On way out many told us: “get the truth out to the world. Egypt state tv is lying”

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Also told us on way out: the revolution continues #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Walking home with #egypt flag in hand with @arwasm who has gone flag crazy. She bought 3 flags diff sizes + egypt bandana

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People heading to tahrir asking us – the obvious trusted source – where one can get a flag #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Couple ppl asked @arwasm to give them one of her flags. Adamantly refusing. She’s been pining for an #egypt flag for past 11 days

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

An army officer stopped me and @arwasm on our way home and asked for our IDs. He then told us out of the blue this elaborate story (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Army officer said he picked up an israeli and an iranian with forged ID cards (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

He said foreigners were bringing weapons into tahrir to shoot protesters (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My theory: army stopping innocent looking people to tell them elaborate stories & spread rumors #egypt

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Since when does #egypt army release priveleged info to complete strangers? They dont allow us to take pics in their sea-side resorts even

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Army officer even showed us the pics of the ppl he allegedly picked up. Since when does the army do that?

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

And my ID says doctor not journo. So he didnt even know i was a journo

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@quizeye absolutely not. Today every type of egyptian was in tahrir and in large numbers

4 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@bonitasmith Not discouraged. He will leave sooner or later

4 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Home sweet home. Shower much needed

4 Feb

 

negadelborai negad elborai

by NadiaE

حتي لو ظل الرئيس مبارك في السلطه ، حتي لو قبض النظام علي عشرين الف شخص واعتقلهم ، ما قام به شباب التحرير سيغير وجه مصر لسنين قادمه.

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Even if President Mubarak stays in power, even if the regime arrests 20,000 people, what the youth of Tahrir have done will change the face of Egypt for years to come.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Maboulezz that was my point. Looks like army playing role in fear mongering by spreading rumors

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

i probably looked to officer like one of those women who spends 1/2 her day on phone with family/friends talking about everything i hear

4 Feb

 

3ashry Khaled Elashry

by NadiaE

كمية من الاخوان رهيبة في التحرير.. منهم خالد يوسف، محمود العسيلي، نوال السعدوي، ابراهيم عبد المجيد، نهى العمروسي، خالد النبوي وشيريهان

4 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Huge number of Muslim Brotherhood members in Tahrir including Khaled Youssef, Mahmoud Al-Osaily, Nawal Assadawy, Ibrahim Abdel-Meguid, Noha Al-Amrousy, Khaled Al-Nabawy, and Sherehan.” (This tweep is using sarcasm. All names he mentioned are anything but Muslim Brotherhood members).

Egyptocracy Egyptocracy

by NadiaE

EgyptianTV claims that foreigners give protesters in #Tahrir meals and 50LE per diem . I am hungry and not a cent richer #Egypt#Jan25

4 Feb

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

What a day! Started out with an unwelcome brush with knife-wielding bunch of thugs, police, and military police #Tahrir #jan25#Egypt

4 Feb

 

Metztli_IT Jose R Rodriguez

by NadiaE

♺ @Zeinobia @Ghafari …♺ @nadiae Army officer said he picked up an israeli & an iranian w/forged ID cards☚ #Mubarak plays psychological games

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

قولوا لي بالذمة يا عالم يا هوه. من امتى الجيش المصري بيوقف الناس في الشارع يحكي معاهم عن الناس اللي مسكوهم بتفاصيلهم؟ #egypt #jan25

4 Feb

 

Translation: “Tell me for goodness sake: since when does the Egyptian army stop people in the street to talk to them about the people they just arrested?”

 

bencnn benwedeman

by NadiaE

Protester in #Tahrir told me out-of-town journalists think they are all Muslim Brothers because they haven’t shaved in a week. #Egypt#Jan25

4 Feb

kalnaga Khaled Abol Naga

by NadiaE

#holland egyptian embassy and counsils calling egyptians there to convince them to make a pro Mubarak protests!!!! my…http://wp.me/pZL7F-bg

4 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Saw lots of my diving buddies in Tahrir today. #Divers rock! #egypt#jan25

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My last note of the day (cont):

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My twitter followers have given me a feeling of grandiosity and certain knowledge that u r all hanging on my every word (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Completely depending on me to tell you everything that is happening in Tahrir, #egypt and the revolution (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The result: I spend 3/4 of my time in the revolution obsessing over finding a signal so I can connect to the Internet and tweet (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I look absolutely ridiculous standing in the middle of millions of ppl holding up my phone looking for a signal (cont)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

So since u r all hanging on my every word, I will let you rest for a few hours as I go to sleep for the night :-)

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

And I hope you all know I’m just joking. Good night, my dear friends

4 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Baoluoweilin Just sending along some Egyptian humor. Normally, you shouldn’t take me too seriously :-)

4 Feb

 

 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This is not a revolution against one man. This is a revolution against a whole regime and system of thinking.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

It will not be enough for one man to step down or step aside only to be replaced by another of the same.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Protesters do not trust current regime to fulfill promises of democratic change.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

It is the current regime that has held rigged elections; last being in Nov 2010

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Current regime has left zero precedence for Egyptian people to trust a single word of theirs

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Reason we don’t have obvious alternative leaders to take country out of abyss is regime made sure no leaders could develop

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Alternative leadership in Egypt cannot possibly form until regime removed and constitution changed

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We will experience a difficult birthing of democracy and many mistakes will be made at first

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

But we must think long term: difficult birthing of democracy yes but our own beautiful baby at the end

5 Feb

 

amrwaked Amr Waked

by NadiaE

The methods of Mubarak Regime: Brutal force, Lies, and Terror. The method of protestors: Voice the truth. Whose side are you on?

5 Feb

 

HossamSaid Hossam Said

by NadiaE

مش الناس عاوز المتظاهرين يمشوا من التحرير علشان يعرفوا يعيشوا فى أمان ….. المتظاهرين معرضين نفسهم للخطر علشان تعرفوا تعيشوا فى أمان #jan25

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Aren’t [some] people saying they want the protesters to leave Tahrir so they can live in safety? Protesters are putting themselves in danger’s way so you can live safely.”

amrwaked Amr Waked

by NadiaE

أدعو إلى محاكمة رئيس إتحاد الإذاعة والتليفزيون وكل من ساهم في وهم الشعب المصري البريء بالأكاذيب المفرطة التي ساهمت في قتلنا. هو ده الفساد.

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “I call for a trial for the head of the Egyptian Broadcasting and Television Union and everyone who took part in deceiving the innoncent population of Egypt with excessive lies that played a part in people’s deaths. This is corruption.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People ask me about constitutional changes and who should take leadership of interim govt if not Mubarak and/or current regime (cont)

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I don’t have the answers to those questions neither do many of the protesters. (cont)

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

But we are ready to trust non-NDP intellectuals and a coalition of opposition parties who have a better understanding of the processes (cont

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

To sit down together, confer with each other and with the people of Egypt, to make this a better country (cont)

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We need change. And it doesn’t start with Mubarak and/or his regime. Our change starts with that regime’s end. #egypt #jan25

5 Feb

 

cherylwolfclan Okijidakwe

by NadiaE

@NadiaE …like sacredness of childbirth…its in our prophecy a cleansing would happen soon. Egypt cleansed, ppl free and the world awaken.

5 Feb

 

light_tweeter light keeper

by NadiaE

@NadiaE good democracy should be messy.. if it’s not messy it’s not truly democracy… look at US

5 Feb

 

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

the army is moving in, trying to remove Barricades around Tahrir set up by protesters near Abdel Moneim Riyadh sq.

5 Feb

 

negadelborai negad elborai

by NadiaE

صباح الفل علي ثوار مصر وحبايبهم دقني طويله وريحتي زفت وعايزاروح استحمي انا والواد كريم ،ارجوك يا بابا حسني امشي بقي خليني اروح استحمي.واحلق.

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Good morning to Egypt’s revolutionaries and their loved ones. My face is unshaved, I smell bad, and Kareem and I want to go home and take a shower. Please Papa Mubarak leave so I can go home and take a shower and shave.”

 

negadelborai negad elborai

by NadiaE

@

@AlyaaGad لو الريس يوزع السبعين مليار بتوعه علي الناس ممكن نخليه يندفن في مصر زي ما هو عايز.

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “If the President would just distribute his US$ 70 billion to everyone we’ll let him be buried in Egypt just like he wants.”

 

norashalaby Nora Shalaby

by NadiaE

Ppl need to start heading towards #tahrir as it seems the army has an agenda today #Jan25

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

إلى أحبائي المصريون اللي كانوا عايزين الناس ما تروحش التحرير أمس خشية وقوع مذبحة: امبارح كان يوم عيد في التحرير وفاتكم العيد #egypt #jan25

5 Feb

 

Translation: “To my beloved Egyptians who didn’t want people to go to Tahrir yesterday because they were afraid there would be a massacre: yesterday was a day of festivity in Tahrir and you missed it.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

إلى كل من قاطع احتفاليات الأمس في التحرير وقالوا “انزلوا أي يوم بس بلاش بكره”. آديكم ما نزلتوش امبارح. انزلوا بقه اليوم. آن الأوان تلعبو دور

5 Feb

 

Translation: “To everyone who boycotted the festivities in Tahrir yesterday and said ‘Go any day but tomorrow’, you didn’t go yesterday. Come today. It’s time for you to have a role.”

 

RamyRaoof Ramy Raoof

by NadiaE

today 5 February is the 12th day since #Jan25 Demonstrations Started in #Egypt against Mubarak & the Regime.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’m EXHAUSTED. Holidaying is much on my mind. But fellow Egyptians need me no matter how insignificant a role I’ve been playing. To Tahrir!

5 Feb

 

gamaleid gamaleid

by NadiaE

مصر تشهد الان حكومة تكذب وتنكر وتبتسم للراي العام ، وتقتل وتختطف وتعتقل بدم بارد ، لذا وجب علينا الاصرار على ازاحتها #jan25

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Egypt is now witnessing a government that lies, denies, and smiles to public opinion. And it kills and kidnaps and arrests in cold blood. This is why we must insist that it is removed.”

 

jessyz jessyz

by NadiaE

It is quite painful to watch smart intelligent people crippled by fear and brainwashed into believing only chaos will come from freedom

5 Feb

 

AtiehHamarneh Atieh Hamarneh

by NadiaE

There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves. Jose Rizal

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

To some of my concerned Egyptian friends: (cont)

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Sometimes calculated risks must be taken to achieve one’s dreams (cont)

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A calculated risk is taken by anyone climbing a mountain and putting their life in danger just to see what the world looks like from the top

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A calculated risk is taken by anyone putting on gear to breathe underwater just to swim alongside a manta ray

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

And a calculated risk is taken by anyone supporting a revolution just because they want their children to lead a better life

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

You will not climb a mountain, or swim alongside a manta ray, or create democratic change by staying “safe” inside your living room#egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

You will not climb a mountain, or swim alongside a manta ray, or create democratic change by keeping quiet and doing nothing#egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egyptians: stand up, climb your mountain, swim alongside that manta ray, and create democratic change. Live a better, fuller life#egypt

5 Feb

 

bb_aisha bb_aisha

by NadiaE

just called a hostel downtown on behalf of a journo.said they aren’t accommodating journos #fb #tahrir

5 Feb

 

ElFoulio Abdel-Rahman Hussein

by NadiaE

Ironically, or not actually, safest place for foreigners in Egypt is inside #Tahrir Square #Jan25 protesters will protect you

5 Feb

 

ko7my Hossam Elkomy

by NadiaE

.. الكنتاكي بتاعي من غير كاتشب يا كفرة

5 Feb

 

Translation of retweet: “My Kentucky Fried Chicken came without ketchup, you non-believers”

Explanation: Egyptian State TV came out with reports of Kentucky Fried Chicken being distributed for free among Tahrir protesters. This allegation was included among general allegations of foreign influence on the revolution. Many Kentucky Fried Chicken jokes evolved among Tahrir protesters as the days moved on.

wnawara Wael Nawara

by NadiaE

فض الاعتصام قبل تحقيق المطالب يعني إجهاض الثورة وإلمخاطرة بحياة من قاموا بهان

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Stopping the protests before achieving demands means aborting the revolution and endangering the lives of those who supported it.”

wnawara Wael Nawara

by NadiaE

“@drnemovet: صوره: للعجب.. متطوعون من الثوار يكنسون الميدان كله..بالكامل o_Ohttp://twitpic.com/3wo1lw

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Interesting picture: revolutionary volunteers sweep the entire square.”

 

jonjensen Jon Jensen

by NadiaE

American journalist @Theodore_May has been detained by army in Tahrir. He was filming prayers with a Flip cam at the time. #Egypt#Jan25

5 Feb

 

lisang Lisa Goldman

by NadiaE

RT @bencnn: URGENT QUESTION TO JOURNOS IN CAIRO: HAS ANYONE RECEIVED A CALL FROM STATE INFO SERVICE TO MEET NXT TO EGYPTIAN MUSEUM AT 1215?

5 Feb

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

Police attack Cairo tweeter @sandmonkey, destroy car – Parker Spitzer – CNN.com Blogsparkerspitzer.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/04/pol… via @cnn #Tahrir#Jan25 #Heroes

5 Feb

 

ShaimaStreet Shaima

by NadiaE

Thanks to the baltagaya [thugs] &their employer I lost my aunt today. She was shot last Saturday when they were looting. RIP, Samia. #jan25#tahrir

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ShaimaStreet إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون. البقاء لله يا حبيبتي

5 Feb

 

Translation: “May she rest in peace, my dear.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Looks like I won’t be going to Tahrir unless a kind fellow tweep is willing to offer to walk me there and back home today.

5 Feb

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

Regarding the Brotherhood: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150105745844905&id=532875443 A very touching account from #Tahrir

5 Feb

 

essamz عصام الزامل

by NadiaE

أثبت الإخوان المسلمون وطنيتهم الحقيقية بعدم ترشحهم للرئاسة – وأثبت مبارك خيانته الحقيقية للوطن بعدم تنحيه عن الرئاسة #jan25

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “The Muslim Brotherhood have proved their true patriotism by not nominating themselves for presidency. And Mubarak has proved his true treason by refusing to stand down from the presidency.”

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

RT @rouelshimi: Tomorrow work resumes in Cairo. Thank God for high unemployment rate. Fellow unemployed & freelancers, REVOLT! #Jan25

5 Feb

 

etharkamal Ethar El-Katatney

by NadiaE

Hilarious piece by @wajahatali :Mubarak’s Unedited Interview with @camanpour LOTR, Gays, and Anderson Cooper.http://tinyurl.com/5txqnxl

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@sandmonkey describes getting lynched by angry mob. Describes well the general situation on the streets now http://bit.ly/gCJ71o

5 Feb

 

wael Wael Khalil

by NadiaE

الاعلام المصري القذر خلق حالة من العداء للاجانب في محيط المظاهرات بعد نشره الاكاذيب حول مندسين وعملاء- ارحمونا بقى #jan25

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “The dirty Egyptian media has created enmity towards foreigners in the area of the protests after it distributed lies about infiltrators and agents. Have mercy on us!”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My fear is not getting arrested. My fear is getting arrested and no one knowing about it. That’s why I don’t go to the protests alone #egypt

5 Feb

 

Sarahcarr أبو كار

by NadiaE

Friend & other passengers in microbus being detained by military police, randomly. Systematic policy of making people’s lives hell#jan25

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame EXACTLY. I wasn’t scared when I was getting shot at by police last week. Thugs with knives though…totally different ball game

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I don’t know if I have it in my heart to forgive Egyptians who have succumbed to rumors and fears of chaos if revolution ends for naught

5 Feb

 

magedhmf Maged

by NadiaE

i propose introducing a new word to dictionary..verb to ‘mubarak’ meaning to pathetically stall in doing what’s inevitable #jan25

5 Feb

 

Zeinobia Zeinobia

by NadiaE

يا شباب عايزين سؤال و جواب بيان يفند اكاذيب النظام

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Guys, we need a Q&A that addresses the regimes lies.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame I try to understand. Maybe I do in a way. Egyptians’ minds have been brainwashed for too long. No critical thinking. Too much fear

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame And preference for status quo over discovering new and possibly better grounds.

5 Feb

 

amradelamin Amr Adel Amin

by NadiaE

Just saw police in blue pickup punch citizen in face in Dokki. People nearby surrounded pickup in reaction but police fled. #fb

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@waelmmdooh_ مش لاقية حد يوصلني هناك ويرجعني. تعدي علي؟ أنا قريبة من التحرير مش بعيدة. بأمشي لهناك. اتصل لو تقدر

5 Feb

 

Translation of my tweet to Wael Mamdouh: “I can’t find anyone to take me to Tahrir and walk me back home. Can you stop by? I’m close to Tahrir and not far away. I walk to get there. Call me if you can take me.”

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

RT @abdome: كيف تخدع شعبك في أربع خطوات؟ .. دليل الحكومة الذكية لتضليل الإعلام http://bit.ly/hsPdTA #Jan25 #Tahrir

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “How do you fool your people in four steps? The government’s smart guide to deceiving the media.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Going to tahrir. Whew! Had started going to a dark place staying at home. Streets look pretty normal for a saturday #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Long line in front of tahrir. Waiting to get in. Things are calm at qasr el-nil #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

In Tahrir! Drizzling. #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

7 yr old girl leading what looks like her 4 older sisters in a small march chanting against regime #egypt

5 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People settling into tahrir. More signs of makeshift camps esp that roofs of blankets going up to protect against rain #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Men whistling to others to head toward abdelmonem riyadh entrance#egypt

5 Feb

 

kalimakhus Tamer Mowafy

by NadiaE

دور الفاعدين فى بيوتهم الآن بدلا من توجيه الإتهامات إلى من يقاتلون فى سبيل حقوقهم أن يخرجوا لمساندتهم و إلا فقد يندموا عندما لن ينفعهم التدم

5 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Those sitting at home now have a role to play: instead of pointing the finger at those fighting for your rights, go out and support them otherwise you will regret it when the day of no regret comes.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Group of about 100 march under huge black plastic sheet to protect from rain #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Man whose son was killed in protests walks with sign chanting: murderer #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Superior military officers making way to center of square. Protesters surround them #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Looks like senior military wants to talk with protesters in tahrir #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

they r making way to central square platform. Saw him signing for a mic

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Huge demo around sup military officers. Azhar scholar lifted on shoulders. Egypt flags waving. Chants of LEAVE

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

officers didnt make it to center. Forced by mob – or their own will – to talaat harb entrance #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Man on platform instructed ppl not to eat any food passed out. “our official food is foul medames and felafel”, he said.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Actress hanan soleiman in a private convo to @arwasm: cont

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“They used to break us apart by playing ahly against zamalek, christian against muslim (cont)

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“Now they are trying to break us apart by playing patriot against non-patriot” hanan soleiman

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Hanan Soleiman eyes tearing as she tells young girls to watch how Wael ghoneim was arrested #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Crowds swelling in tahrir #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Protesters who’ve been cleaning tahrir past few days should be placed on national comittee to clean #egypt. I’ve never seen Tahrir cleaner

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Walking home. Revolution is still strong in tahrir #egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

To my doubting Egyptian friends: it is NOT OK to live under a dictatorship no matter what bits of good it might sometimes do#egypt #jan25

5 Feb

 

EquationDoc EquationDoc

by NadiaE

@NadiaE Your worst day living in a democracy is better than your best day living under a dictator. #Jan25 #Egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ghorab Awww. Thank you so much! I’m home already. Streets were very safe. Problem arises after curfew, it seems.

5 Feb

raniadailynews raniadailynews

by NadiaE

Now that #Mubarak is no longer head of the NDP, is his presidency legitimate according to the constitution? #jan25

5 Feb

 

Jnoubiyeh Sarah Abdallah

by NadiaE

Cosmetic changes and party switches are not what #Egyptianswant. They demand nothing less than the resignation of #Mubarak.#Jan25 #Egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My 73-yr father wants to go to Tahrir tomorrow. Does any1 have a wheelchair we can borrow? He can barely walk but still wants to go#egypt

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

حسني مبارك وال70 مليار دولار: من أين لك هذا؟ #jan25 #egypt

5 Feb

 

Translation: “Hosni Mubarak and the US$ 70 billion: where did you get this?”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The secret to dramatically increasing your #twitter followers:start a revolution then tweet about it! #egypt LOVING my new followers

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

بابا في التليفون لصديقه: “أنا لم أشعر بالكرامة إلا بالشباب دول إلا في التحرير” #egypt#jan25

5 Feb

 

Translation: “My dad on the phone to a friend: ‘I have not felt dignity until those youth went to Tahrir.”

 

bigbrownsbaby Jenny Brown

by NadiaE

@NadiaE I’m @still_Jeff ‘s sister & I started Twittering just because of you! You’ve got the power! =) You’re in my thoughts daily.

5 Feb

 

fraygulrock Fray Close

by NadiaE

@NadiaE haha you can be a twitter guru now! woo! Following you guys is better than watching any news, and you are amazing! We’re behind you!

5 Feb

 

GloreaLuz Luz

by NadiaE

The secret to get dramatically addicted to Twitter is to take it up when a revolution is on! Cant take my eyes out of ur tweets! Thx @NadiaE

5 Feb

 

PatrickCDevaney Patrick Devaney

by NadiaE

@NadiaE Can you help inspire the Irish to a revolution? I don’t think the Egyptians would stand for politicians bankrupting their country!

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

One day I will have to collect all the messages of support I’ve received from around the world thru #twitter. It’s been so inspiring#egypt

5 Feb

 

ukkuray rafael g

by NadiaE

@NadiaE oneday i need to meet the twitter warriors of #egypt who kept the world informed & inspired ppl all over. #egypt is my next tour

5 Feb

 

Budouroddick Free Gaza!

by NadiaE

@nadiaE Words can but poorly express how much hope and belief your determination and courage have given us. WE BELIEVE IN YOU! #Jan25

5 Feb

 

donnapoteclark Donna Pote Clark

by NadiaE

@NadiaE You and the other amazing Tweeps have helped to educate me. I might have known only what’s on headline news. Thank you!

5 Feb

 

nickanapliotis Nick Anapliotis

by NadiaE

@NadiaE Must echo words of others. Fantastic & inspiring work u r doing. U r an amazing source of info and education! #jan25 #egypt

5 Feb

 

F6T89 F6 T89

by NadiaE

@NadiaE US citizens support your revolution WITHOUT our govt’s interference!!! Supporting Mubarak was a crime and now it is in the spotlight

5 Feb

 

kirstenmarie4 kirsten szwed

by NadiaE

@NadiaE I’ve been following for days. Wrote aljazeera & CNN bout u 2. Stay safe and get truth out from Chicago.

5 Feb

 

TheLowside TheLowside

by NadiaE

@NadiaE until #Jan25, I didn’t care. Now I’m fully engulfed and can’t get enough. The truth is out and we stand with u. (Maryland, US)

5 Feb

 

wasaleh walid

by NadiaE

Off to toronto demos should have decent turnover, @sandmonkey,@nadiae,@pakinam and @all of u heros STAY STRONG. egypt owes you plnty #jan25

5 Feb

 

TheFreeHumanist TheFreeHumanist

by NadiaE

@wasaleh @sandmonkey @nadiae @pakinam @all Hey man I am a Canuck in Indonesia do a favour and put a flower somewhere for Egypt freedom.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Snarkhulp @Sandmonkey @NevineZaki @gelk @mand0zrevolution is in no need of money; foreign or otherwise

5 Feb

 

moselim Mohamed Selim

by NadiaE

Tomorrow at 9 a.m. in #Tahrir , a mass will be held to all #EgyptChristians followed by prayers to all martyrs. #Jan25

5 Feb

 

ClaudiaHuynh claudia Huynh

by NadiaE

@NadiaE U are inspirational!Even though I am not in egypt, it really felt like I travelled the journey with u. Thank u for opening my eyes.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Inspiring NY Times column: Today We Are All Egyptianshttp://nyti.ms/gukOCG #egypt #jan25

5 Feb

 

KetyDC Kety Shapazian

by NadiaE

@NadiaE since january 25th, we have been all Egyptians.

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A big virtual good night kiss and hug to all those wonderful supporters out there in #Twitter land. YOU are my inspiration. #egypt#jan25

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@cyberRAH612 @AJEnglish I’m back safe and sound. Thanks, my darling cousin!

5 Feb

 

YAGthis ahmed Moh`d

by NadiaE

@NadiaE been waiting for such a thing my whole life,this isn’t just for #egypt,this is for all Arabs.this isn’t politics,this is life

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @vesanias: “ Good to read your Tweets! We are with you: All EUSJA and its board! Keep on building (cont) http://tl.gd/8kk7i4

5 Feb

 

jorgedruetto Jorge Druetto

by NadiaE

@NadiaE This is a message off support for you and all Egyptians. From Argentine: Family Druetto. San Vicente/San Martín de las Escobas

5 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@andersoncooper Come back in a few weeks. We’ll have cleaned place up of dictators & thugs and will show u true egyptian hospitality #egypt

5 Feb

 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@diptychal Do you know the real time for Christian mass today? I keep getting conflicting reports. #jan25

6 Feb

 

litfreak Nora

by NadiaE

Popular opinion holds that Egyptian men’s adorableness was suppressed by Mubarak. Just know Egyptian women know what you’re capable of now.

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

أنا لو كنت اشتشهدت في الأيام اللي فاتت كنت حأحس بخذلان رهيب لو وصلني أن الشعب المصري تنازل شبر عن مطالبه اللي مت وحرمت ولادي مني عشانها

6 Feb

Translation: “If I had died one of these past few days I would have felt terribly let down if I found out that the Egyptian people made concessions on their demands that I died and left my children for.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

وأنا شخصيا مطلبي واضح جدا: لا أتنازل عن حقي في أني أعيش في دولة ديمقراطية ومش حينضحك علي ويقولي الديكتاتور حأخليهالك ديمقراطية #jan25 #egypt

6 Feb

 

Translation: “My demand is very clear: I will not surrender my right to live in a democratic state and no one will fool me and tell me that a dictator will make it democratic for me.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

ناس ضحت بحياتها من أجل الديمقراطية وسلمت لنا الراية. احن بقه حنعمل أيه بالراية دي؟#egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

Translation: “People have died to give us democracy and have handed the flag over to us. What are we going to do with that flag?”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People have died calling for a democratic Egypt and they’ve now handed the baton over to us. What will we do with this baton? #jan25#egypt

6 Feb

 

tomgara Tom Gara

by NadiaE

Wow, @TravellerW in The New Yorker! He’s big time now :)http://nyr.kr/h5Lsia #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Off to Tahrir to attend Christian mass. My father – a 73-yr-old ill, bearded conservative Muslim – is with me. #jan25 #egypt

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@JoshRosenau Didn’t find one [a wheelchair]. We’ll take a taxi there. Walk slowly to gate. Get him thru crowds somehow thru gate.

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@JoshRosenau and i have a small chair for him to sit on once we get inside

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@SWFSeeking no wheelchair. We’ll take things very slowly.

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I miss perfumes and moisturizers and spa treatments. Get out, Mubarak, already! #jan25 #egypt

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I REMEMBER you and will honor that memory.http://1000memories.com/egypt #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

Wizz531 Wizz531

by NadiaE

@NadiaE RT@marwame Robert Fisk: #Mubarak is going. He is on the cusp of final departure http://ow.ly/3R49b #jan25 #Egypt

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Fisk: first task of a dictator is to infantilise his people, transform them in2 political six-year-olds, obedient 2 a patriarchal headmaster

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Fisk: They will be given fake newspapers, fake elections, fake ministers and lots of false promises. #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Absolutely the best article I’ve read on the revolution by Robert Fisk: Mubarak is going http://ind.pn/gZfoy4 #jan25 #egypt

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My dad is having the time of his LIFE in Tahrir! Saying he finally smells freedom #egypt

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Baba dakhal ata7reer biywassi afrad algaysh wa7id wa7id: iw3a tfarrat filbalad di yabni #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

Translation: “My dad is telling the army officers as he enters Tahrir: don’t  let this country down, my son.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Chant in tahrir: Muslims and Copts hand in hand for a new dawn to rise #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Christian mass performed with muslims and christians chanting AMEN #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Chant in tahrir: Quran and Bible ask you to leave! #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Caught my dad tearing up at Christian mass #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

One thing I can tell you: it’s not the people in tahrir causing violence between muslims & christians in #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Young Copt wounded in revolution – arm in sling – sings about Jesus Christ #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Young injured Copt sings national anthem #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Man injured in head tried to kiss my dad’s hand. Dad refused and instead kissed injured man’s hand #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Dad posing for camera giving peace and thumbs up sign. He’s REALLY enjoying this! #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

60 yr old man telling my dad: “Our generation freed Sinai. This generation is freeing #Egypt.” #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Moonymolnija in egyptian culture young kiss elders’ hand as a sign of respect

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Singing, dancing, flag waving in tahrir #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Representative of Anglican Church takes mic to chants of: hand in hand! #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Rep of Anglican Church chants: change, freedom, social justice!#egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Rep of Anglican Church: Churches need no representation here. Here we are ALL egyptians #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egyptians at home: stop watching state tv and come to tahrir. See the #Egypt we’ve all been longing for #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

At times, Tahrir looks like a European flee market. At others, a rock concert. And yet others, a war zone #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Dad prayed the regular prayer sitting (he’s elderly) but stood up to pray for the souls of those who died for #egypt#jan25

6 Feb

 

ielsakka Israa – إسراء

by NadiaE

+1″@bencnn Mubarak regime, Brotherhood live off one another. Both know in truly open system they’d lose. So now, let’s make a deal. #Jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

man at mic calling for 500 men to go to tahrir exit where he says police truck just brought large number of thugs #jan25 #egypt

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

dad talked to a family and said: I’ve seen 3 Egyptian flags in my time. This 4th will say freedom, justice, equality #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

30 men crouching on ground forming the word LEAVE #egypt#jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Rocks arranged on the ground to spell: We Are The Facebook Men i7na rigal alfacebook #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Men camping in front of tanks so they don’t enter Tahrir #egypt#jan25 http://twitpic.com/3x24v9

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Dad and I doing the rounds in tahrir. Saw field hospital at front line so dad called doctor, took his hand and kissed it #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@mOnFaSeM ya lahwi. 3andina mabwasa inaharda. Biyitbas min kul al7’al2 wi yiboos :-)

6 Feb

 

Translation: “It’s a kissing fest today! He’s [my father] being kissed by everyone and is kissing everyone.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@inuido Dad is not married. I repeat. Not married. But beware. My sis and i vet all prospective brides :-)

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

group marching and singing: sana 7ilwa ya 3ameel..sana 7ilwa ya 3ameel..30 sana sir2a wanaharda ara7eel #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

translation of last chant: happy birthday 2 u, happy bday 2 u, 30 yrs of stealing and today its time to go #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Father 2 young girl on his shoulders: “Down down.. Heh? Are you going to repeat after me or do we leave? Down down with Mubarak!”#egypt

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tens of thousands in tahrir as i leave. And so many lined up outside#egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

RT @bencnn: @AymanM from #AJE, detained now by #Egyptmilitary, must be released at once. #Freeyaman #Egypt #Jan25#Tahrir

6 Feb

 

SabzBrach JoanneMichele

by NadiaE

“@lissnup: RT @evanchill: our Cairo correspondent, @aymanM, has been in military custody for 4 hours. Please RT #freeayman#egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My father the revolutionary #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3x4a7u

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A group of young men stand around my father who talked to them about #egypt history. Covered by flag from rainhttp://twitpic.com/3x4erg

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This young man spent about 2 hours just chatting with my father in Tahrir #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3x4hk9

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Marching around Tahrir, covered by a plastic sheet to protect from the rain #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3x4jn5

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Booty from “The Battle of the Donkeys” (when pro-Mubarak horses and camels raided Tahrir Square) #egypt #jan25http://twitpic.com/3x4oku

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Makeshift camp in Tahrir Square made of plastic sheets #egypt#jan25 http://twitpic.com/3x4p4j

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Rocks spell out: “We are the men of Facebook” #egypt #jan25http://twitpic.com/3x4pux

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Referee waves red card at Mubarak #egypt #jan25http://twitpic.com/3x4qxc

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Caricature: “I don’t care about power. I only care about the people. Drawn by a teacher” #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3x4rds

6 Feb

 

ahmednaguib Ahmed Naguib

by NadiaE

People distributing food among the protesters. Singers are on the stage singing. Mado from Taxi band is on stage. Chanting “Er7al.” [leave] #jan25

6 Feb

 

sarah81m Sarah M

by NadiaE

RT @justamira: Egypt: My 73-year-old Father at Tahrirglobalvoicesonline.org/?p=193516 via @globalvoices featuring @NadiaE #Jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@justamira @globalvoices thank you for the article, Amira!

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@5orm @NevineZaki @TheSherio @Gue3bara @KDegwy@Sabrology أنا شخصيا ماليش أي رغبة في الانتماء لحزب

6 Feb

 

Translation: “Personally, I have no desire to belong to a political party.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@TheSherio I appreciate the trust, though! Never been one for politics (despite all this revolution stuff) :-)

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

نايل لايف يفلق المرار. أيه الهبل ده؟ #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Fellow Egyptians: journalists detained since day one of the new cabinet. Is this the government you want to usher us into democracy? #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Azhar scholar holds up Quran, Copt holds up Bible, while signs of peace are raised above them #egypt #jan25http://twitpic.com/3x5pc6

6 Feb

 

rrreda2009 Riham Reda

by NadiaE

@NadiaE مبارك بعد ما مات. قابل السادات و عبد الناصر, سألوه: سم و لا منصه؟ رد فيس بوك

6 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “After Mubarak died he met Sadat and Abdel-Nasser. They asked him, ‘Poison or assassination?’ He replied, ‘Facebook.’”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Chants of “Muslims and Christians together as one” rang thru Tahrir 2day during a Christian mass #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3x5r1i

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@martybeckerman Not many [Jews] in Egypt, unfortunately. My dad told me of a time when Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Egypt were just Egyptians

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AxisPolitic Standing together as one people one nation

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@martybeckerman I actually thought it was a legitimate statement to tell you the truth. I know some Egyptian Jews who live abroad

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@martybeckerman Hope to see them [Egyptian Jews] return one day

6 Feb

 

MasrFreedomNow FreedomNow

by NadiaE

@NadiaE you guys r better than AJ with ur reporting! Keep it up!

6 Feb

 

wazo1 wazo

by NadiaE

@rrreda2009 @NadiaE أمنية واجد مصرى يا ريت حسنى كان ضربنا احنا الضربة الجوية و راح حكم اسرائيل 30 سنة، كان زمانهم قاعدين بيشحتوا

6 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “An Egyptian wishes that Hosni [Mubarak] waged an ariel attack against us [instead of the Israeli army] and then went to rule Israel for 30 years. They’d be begging [from poverty] by now.”

 

ZeinabSamir Zeinab Samir

by NadiaE

يا ناس يا مفزوعة على الرغيف إسرائيل مفزوعة من الثورة #jan25

6 Feb

 

Translation of this retweet: “Those of you [Egyptians] fearful for your loaf of bread [because of the revolution and its impact on daily life], Israel is afraid of the revolution.”

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

مش بس الحكومة اللي تقدر تطلع نظريات مؤامرة. كل المتظاهرين اللي أعرفهم عندهم دور برد. باقول أن الهلكبترات اللي بتمر فوقينا بتوزع فيروسات

6 Feb

 

Translation: “It’s not only the government that can distribute conspiracy theories. All protesters I know have a cold. I think the helicopters that keep flying over us [in Tahrir] are spreading viruses.”

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

Tuesday in #Tahrir has been announced as the “day for decorating the square”. This is the cutest revolution ever. #Egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame Egyptians are so innovative!

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My sister said: people now go to Tahrir to spend some time in “the perfect world where people love each other and treat each other well”

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@_elhawary_ الله؟ يعني هي الحكومة بس تقدر تطلع نظريات مؤامرة؟ احن كمان نعرف نعمل ده :-)

6 Feb

 

Translation of my tweet to _elhawary_: “Are you telling me only the government can issue conspiracy theories? We also know how to do that.”

CurleyUS World Memorial Acct.

by NadiaE

@NadiaE http://twitpic.com/3x4erg – It’s been so great to follow you! I’m trying to stand up for what you’re saying in the blogoshere!

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Story I heard today [from @arwasm] (this will be long so I’ll have to do it over several tweets):

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

In the early days of the revolution, Egyptian state security ordered a doorman of a building in Tahrir Square to unlock the building door…

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Doorman refused, saying, “I don’t know u and I am here to protect this building.” He assumed police wanted 2 put snipers on top of building

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Police bashed the glass of the door then shot through the iron door frame in the building entrance.

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This was followed by throwing a tear gas canister inside the building. Doorman did not relent and police eventually walked away

6 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

That doorman is an Egyptian national hero. #jan25 #egypt

6 Feb

 

David_Dobbs David Dobbs

by NadiaE

@NadiaE Wonderful when the ppl do the security work to keep the security forces from killing the ppl.

6 Feb

 

ivanoransky Ivan Oransky

by NadiaE

RT @acarvin: So glad to hear this. RT @khanfarw : Our correspondent @aymanm has been released by Egyptian security services. #freeayman

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AymanM relieved to hear you are safe. Keep up the great reporting#egypt #jan25

6 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

يا أهل مصر: لازم نفهم أنه مش صح نعيش تحت دكتاتورية حتى لو كان الدكتاتور بينقط علينا بين الحين والآخر ببعض فتات الخير #egypt #jan25

6 Feb

Translation: “Oh people of Egypt: We need to understand that it’s not all right to live under a dictatorship even if the dictator gives us a few crumbs of good every now and then.”

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

حكومة تقوم بحجز صحفيين مصريين وأجانب من أول يوم عمل لها ازاي نثق فيها تشرف على فترة انتقالية لنا من دكتاتورية إلى ديمقراطية؟ #jan25 #egypt

6 Feb

 

Translation: “How can we trust a government [the newly appointed one by Mubarak] that has detained Egyptian and foreign journalists from the first day it started working to supervise an interim period from dictatorship to democracy?”

 

arwasm Arwa Mahmoud

by NadiaE

Al Manar site has been blocked and channel is currently being disrupted. #jan25 #Egypt #tahrir

6 Feb

 

Sunday, February 7, 2011

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Lots of sirens today heard in Manyal #egypt #jan25. We live about ten minutes driving distance from Tahrir and across street from hospital

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ckaratnytsky I have a cute Baba if I do say so myself! :-)

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

For those who call Mubarak a national hero http://bit.ly/h0BxQ2#egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

For those who want to go back to what we had rather than forward to what we could have. http://bit.ly/h0BxQ2 #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

For those who think Mubarak and his regime can be trusted to usher in a democratic state http://bit.ly/h0BxQ2 #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

For those who have forgotten or want to turn a blind eye http://bit.ly/h0BxQ2 #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@glassridges Friends r joking that if we were watching this as a mini-series on TV, we’d think the script writer was mentally lacking

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@glassridges Who on earth, for example, would think up sending men on camels & horses to raid a square of protesters? :-)

7 Feb

 

__safi__ Safi

by NadiaE

Before you take a stance, head out to #Tahrir and see/judge for yourself. It has become a true #Egyptian utopia #Jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@__safi__ Here here. Tweeted something similar yesterday. We now go to Tahrir to see the Egypt we long for. #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

LailaLalami Laila Lalami

by NadiaE

Shorter Omar Suleiman: Leave Tahrir Square, and then I will plan free and fair elections (in which I–not Mubarak–will win by 80%.)#Egypt

7 Feb

 

nadinetoukan Nadine Toukan

by NadiaE

#Jan25 “@alaa one hilarious sign today guy had: I’m a carpenter and I’d like to know what kind of glue mubarak uses to stick to throne

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My fellow Egyptian tweeps/revolutionary comrades: I’ve followed some of u for a couple of years & know a few of u (cont)

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Due to the huge numbers of protesters I haven’t managed to bump into many of u (also becuz I don’t know what all of u look like) (cont)

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

But I want 2 say that I feel privileged 2 have all of u in my life &2 have worked with u virtually & on ground to make democracy a reality

7 Feb

 

wael Wael Khalil

by NadiaE

Up until now, the regime has not conceded any concrete demands, they’ve given us few corrupt heads to chew on, well, give us more#Jan25

7 Feb

 

beleidy Amr El Beleidy

by NadiaE

Castles made of sand fall into the sea, eventually #RandomLyrics#jan25 Egypt

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Why we need democracy & why Mubarak and his cronies aren’t the ones to do it: Egypt’s Leaders in Waiting http://bit.ly/fAPonn #jan25#egypt

7 Feb

 

ZeinabSamir Zeinab Samir

by NadiaE

RT @beleidy: The only people obeying the army curfew are the police! I say the curfew needs to go! #Jan25 Egypt

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@litfreak I have a cold (mundane thing about my life) :-)

7 Feb

 

@litfreak had tweeted that she longed for the mundane tweets that were abundant on Twitter before the revolution.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

U have got to be kidding me RT @tomgara There’s a frigging statue of Hosni Mubarak in Azerbaijan http://bit.ly/f2EuTU #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@litfreak 7amdilah 3asalama! I figure my cold is an Egyptian govt conspiracy to keep revolutionaries at home :-p #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AndrewROYYYY not really. Protests continue. Police still absent. Dictatorship still in place. #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AndrewROYYYY Aww. I feel so sorry for him. Leader of a country unawares of whats happening on ground. Suppose that means he isn’t to blame

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

هو حد كان أصلا مصدق الصحفية اللي ادعت انها اتدربت في اسرائيل؟http://bit.ly/i2hhvz #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

Translation: Did anyone actually believe the journalist [who had appeared on Egypt State TV talking against the revolution] who claimed she received training in Israel [on how to stage a revolution]?

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

على رأي روبرت فسك: نظام مبارك جعل من الشعب المصري شعبا في سن الطفولة من حيث نضجه السياسي #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

Translation: Robert Fisk got it right. The Egyptian people are politically infantilized because of Mubarak’s regime.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@hazemtheglobal صح. عشان كده بأقول يا عيني يا حبة عيني صعبان علي. رئيس شعب بحاله ومضحوك عليه يبقى احن اللي غلطانين مش هو #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

Translation: That’s why I’m saying I feel so sorry for him. The president of a large population and he’s been deceived [by his cronies about the truth of what the revolution is about]. We’re the one’s who are wrong, not him.

This is in response to some people saying that Mubarak was surrounded by a group of people who kept him in the dark about the true situation in Egypt in general and about the revolution in particular. This logic upset me because all anyone had to do was turn on the television set to get up to date.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Excellent idea! RT @butalidnl @NadiaE @tomgara That’s a nice place to send Mubarak on exile. Azerbaijan..

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@gr33ndata والله ما قادرة أفهم ازاي لما واحدة تقولك اتدربت في اسرائيل مع الاخوان الناس تصدق. والله ما فاهمة

7 Feb

 

Translation: I swear I can’t understand how anyone can believe  someone who says she was trained in Israel along with the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@gr33ndata شوف. اللي ملاحظاه أنه فيه سواقين تاكسي بتروح منطقة التحرير مخصوص عشان تتكلم بشكل سلبي عن المظاهرات. شفتها كثير. رايي دول مخبرين

7 Feb

 

Translation: one thing I’ve noticed is that there are taxi drivers who work in the Tahrir area especially to talk in a negative way about the demonstrations. I experienced this a lot. I think they are secret police.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@gr33ndata الهدف أنهم يعطوا انطباعا بأن هناك راي عام ضد المظاهرات. وطبعا لعمل فتنة وخلخلة في الصفوف

7 Feb

 

Translation: The objective is they give us the impression that there’s the general public is opposed to the revolution. And of course to weaken our resolve.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@gr33ndata Mubarak and his regime are waging psychological warfare at its best against the Egyptian people #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Fisk: US envoy’s business link to Egypt http://ind.pn/dS8QO5 Insight behind the curtains of US-Egyptian relations #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

زيادة على نظريات المؤامرة المنتشرة اليومين دول: أنا بأقول الجزائر السبب أن مبارك لسه قاعد عشان نتلهي فيه وما نعرفش ندرب الفريق القومي #jan25

7 Feb

 

Translation: to add to all the conspiracy theories going around these days, I think Algeria is the reason that Mubarak is still in power. They want us to keep distracted from training our national football team.

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

#Mubarak‘s legacy = deteriorating education (children finish elementary w/out being able to read&write) Is THAT stability? #jan25#Egypt

7 Feb

 

justimage matthew cassel

by NadiaE

Journalists now have to register with #Egypt‘s Ministry of Information if they wish to enter Tahrir -> not good. #jan25

7 Feb

 

Egyptocracy Egyptocracy

by NadiaE

The government has no grip over #Tahrir, and look how non-discriminating, democratic, clean and economically stable it is.#Egypt #Jan25

7 Feb

 

rrreda2009 Riham Reda

by NadiaE

@NadiaE أقوى عقاب لصفوت الشريف و فتحي سرور إن الشعب يمنع عنهم صبغة الشعر

7 Feb

 

Translation: the biggest punishment we can give to Safwat Al-Sherif [head of NDP at the time] and Fathi Sorour [head of Egyptian Parliament at the time] is to prevent them from using hair dye.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My sister talking to herself and laughing: “Egyptians protest in the funniest ways…(cont)

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“People were killed a few days ago yet Tahrir is full of people doing art, playing their guitars, reciting poetry, and playing out sketches”

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

+1 RT @NickKristof Im taken aback by the # of people who think democracy is good for Americans & Israelis but dangerous for Egyptians #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Someone PLEASE explain to me why we still have a curfew? #egypt#jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Has anyone noticed that Egyptian army men are highly attractive? Girls? I’m serious here. #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@arwasm and I have caught ourselves taking close-up pictures of those cute army guys more than once. Wait. Let me twitpic you all one!

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@kalimakhus Im actually hearing talk – not sure how serious – of some men going to tahrir to look for pretty revolutionary brides :-)#jan25

7 Feb

 

Rouelshimi Rowan El Shimi

by NadiaE

@NadiaE I KNOW! #totallyhot #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Evidence: high levels of cuteness in Egypt military. Someone find out for me if this man is married #egypt #jan25http://twitpic.com/3xerhu

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@thesquinch wait for it…. I’m uploading a real killer now

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@autobees @pakinamamer wait wait. I’m uploading an even better one!

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@autobees @pakinamamer Why did you think we were going so regularly?

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

More evidence of Egyptian army cuteness. Choices choices choices #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3xeuwl

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Just so’s you all know I didn’t spend all my time in Tahrir taking pictures of carnage and death ;-)

7 Feb

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

@autobees @Amiralx We need to start thinking of ways to protect the army from @NadiaE

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Elizrael Yes. From the replies I’m getting it sort of seems like army guy number 2 is the more popular

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Noooo. ANYTHING but that! RT @ProtoInfinity @NadiaE Better beware, Mubarak might send in his ugly army-men…

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

It’s working! RT @diptychal @pakinamamer @autobees @amiralx@nadiae focus women! It may be a cunning plan on their part to distract you ;)

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ProtoInfinity Well if that happens, we’ll certainly want to get it all over with as soon as possible!

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@diptychal @pakinamamer @amiralx شوفوا يا بنات. لو ما طلعناش من الثورة دي لا بتنحي مبارك ولا بعريس…نبقى خسرنا خسرنا خسرنا #jan25

7 Feb

 

Translation: Listen girls. If as a result of this revolution we neither manage to get Mubarak to resign or to get ourselves a husband, then we’ll have lost lost lost.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This mood I get into sometimes is dangerous and gets me into trouble. Serious face back on. Vive la revolution!

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I need to hand it to @AJEnglish. Their coverage of the #egyptrevolution has been EXCELLENT. Respect, fellow journos. #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Definitely agree! RT @alexhanna @NadiaE @AymanM should be given an award.

7 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Twitter campaign for tweople’s award to @AymanM for excellent reporting of #egypt revolution #aymanaward #jan25 @AJEnglish

7 Feb

 

lissnup lissnup

by NadiaE

I despise competitive attitudes between uprisings but #Iran has some damn fine looking protesters @NadiaE #Egypt

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Damn it, people! I was just being silly re the cute army guys! I’m not really looking for a husband! Sheesh!

7 Feb

 

greenthumbnails Green Thumbnails

by NadiaE

@lissnup @inuido @eowyn9 @nadiae bridezillas- #tahrir square edition might be popular with some demographics #justsayin

7 Feb

 

greenthumbnails Green Thumbnails

by NadiaE

@lissnup @inuido @eowyn9 @nadiae and lets not forget the real housewives of tehran!

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Snarkhulp I hate it when people can’t distinguish silly from serious

7 Feb

 

bencnn benwedeman

by NadiaE

Wael @Ghonim has been released. #Tahrir #Egypt #Jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

My eyewitness account of the Egyptian revolution Jan 25 to 29 with pictures and video http://bit.ly/fWfHaC #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

بذمتكم في ثورجية ألذ من الشعب المصري؟ تدخل ميدان التحرير يزفوك. تقعد هناك شوية يتوزع عليك بلح وبسكويت. تزهق تروح تتفرج على اسكتشات وفن ثورجي

7 Feb

 

Translation: I ask, have you ever seen revolutionaries cooler than the Egyptians? We get a wedding procession as we enter Tahrir, while you’re in the square people come around offering dates and biscuits, and when you get bored you get up to watch plays and look at revolutionary art.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Ghonim Welcome back!!! ألف الف الف حمدا لله على السلامة #jan25#egypt بطل وطني بكل المقاييس

7 Feb

 

Translation: By all means a national hero.

Wael Ghonim (@Ghonim) was arrested on Friday, January 28 and released February 7. Wael and a group of his friends are the ones who originally called for protests on January 25 through their Facebook group, We’re All Khaled Said.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Revolutionary Logistics: Where do the thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square go to the bathroom? http://slate.me/fuLEKe #egypt#jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@MobyMalone I had no intention of getting killed. Still don’t. Rest easy.

7 Feb

 

etharkamal Ethar El-Katatney

by NadiaE

How Egyptians charge their phones in #tahrir (picture). beautiful.http://tinyurl.com/64se2sm #jan25

7 Feb

 

Ghonim Wael Ghonim

by NadiaE

Gave my 2 cents to Dr. Hosam Badrawy. who was reason why I am out today. Asked him resign cause that’s the only way I’ll respect him #Jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Speechless after watching @ghonim and more determined than ever to take this to where it needs to go #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

On the same day of his release, Wael Ghonim appeared on a popular late night television show. The television presenter asked him many questions about his role in calling for the revolution, what happened to him in prison, and how he was released. She then showed him pictures of Egyptians who were killed during the revolution. He broke down crying. He apologized to the families of those who died and said that his intention in calling for the January 25 protests was not for people to die. And that “they” were the people who did this. And he got up and left the set. Wael Ghonim’s interview touched thousands of Egyptians. Many Egyptians who were still standing on the side lines up to this point were swayed by Wael’s interview and went to Tahrir the following day.

 

EgyPress khaled El-Baramawy

by NadiaE

كلاب السلطة، شيطان الأنس، فوووووقي يا مصر وخدي حقك.. #Egypt #Jan25#Ghonim

7 Feb

 

Translation: The dogs of the regime. Human devils. Wake up Egypt and take back what is yours.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ghonim has done his role and more, egypt. It’s our turn now. Wake up, Egypt! It’s our turn now! #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

المصري اللي اتفرج على وائل غنيم وهو بيتكلم الآن وما ينزلش بكره يبقى ما بيحسش. يبقى ما بيحسش! @ghonim #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

Translation: The Egyptian who watched Wael Ghonim’s interview now and who doesn’t go out tomorrow [to Tahrir] has no feeling.

 

ShaimaStreet Shaima

by NadiaE

Oh boy! This is far from over!!! The revolution has just started all over again! #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

weddady weddady

by NadiaE

In my humble opinion, the regime in #Egypt was just demolished live on tv by a 30 year-old man’s tears. #Jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ghonim represents what a new #Egypt should be. He represents the Egypt we long for and will work tirelessly to have #jan25

7 Feb

 

ahmednaguib Ahmed Naguib

by NadiaE

Hosny, khalas, salem nemarak.

7 Feb

 

Translation: Hosni, give up. It’s time.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

بعد حوار وائل اللي قال فيه اللي على لسانا كلنا…لن نتراجع…انتهى الأمر يا مبارك. انتهى الأمر #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

Translation: After Wael said what we all want to say, we will not relent. It’s over, Mubarak. It’s over.

 

monaeltahawy Mona Eltahawy

by NadiaE

Those worried that #Egypt revolution was beginning to sag, Wael @Ghonim intvu gave it shot of adrenaline in the heart. Yalla, Egypt!#Jan25

7 Feb

 

ahmed Ahmed Al Omran

by NadiaE

The tears of @Ghonim is the end of Mubarak and his cronies. He is finished. #Jan25 #Egypt

7 Feb

 

kalimakhus Tamer Mowafy

by NadiaE

Agree RT @H_Eid: Mark my words, Wael @Ghonim ‘s tears will drown mubark’s regime #Jan25

7 Feb

 

midoo0 midogemy

by NadiaE

النظام بيضرب نفسه بالجزمة عشان افرج عن وائل غنيم :D #jan25 #tahrir #egypt

7 Feb

Translation: the regime must be hitting itself with a shoe now for releasing Wael Ghonim.

rania_hafez Rania Hafez

by NadiaE

the only thing @Ghonim is responsible of is the awakening of national pride and the victory that is so close we can almost taste#jan25

7 Feb

 

peacefulegypt Free Egyptian

by NadiaE

@

@oshaokhtmeligi please forgive me,we were all decived by regime,silence no more till they are all out,freedom be it

7 Feb

 

KimFoxWOSU Kim Fox

by NadiaE

For some English text on @Ghonim‘s Interview on Dream, chk out @SultanAlQassemi‘s twitter stream. #Jan25 #Egypt

7 Feb

 

hebaelkayal Heba Elkayal

by NadiaE

Well done regime, you’ve just given us all more reason to head out again tmrw #tahrir #ghonim #jan25

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The #Egypt twittosphere is drowned in tweets of support of @ghonim after his intvu and renewed determination to topple a dictatorship #jan25

7 Feb

 

EgyPress khaled El-Baramawy

by NadiaE

أصحي يا مصر بقي وأعرفي من معاكي ومن عليكي.. من بيحبك بجد ومن بيخونك#Ghonim #Egypt #Jan25 @Ghonim

7 Feb

 

Translation: Wake up Egypt and know who is on your side and who is not, who loves you and who is betraying you.

 

SH_Essam Shahd Essam

by NadiaE

ابويا وافق ينزلنى بعد متفرج على وائل غنيم :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

7 Feb

 

Translation: My dad agreed to let me go [to Tahrir] after watching Wael Gonim!

 

monaeltahawy Mona Eltahawy

by NadiaE

#Mubarak goes on TV X2: makes people laugh 1st time, angry 2nd. Wael @Ghonim goes on TV after 12 days detention & makes all cry#Jan25

7 Feb

 

Riy Riyaad Minty

by NadiaE

Seems like @Ghonim is the spark that the #Egyptian revolution needed. Game changer. The revolution has found it’s leader.

7 Feb

 

ircpresident Mohamed ElGohary

by NadiaE

:D RT @ezabi @Ghonim intrvw was exploitative, yet it served the cause indefinitely, I guess Mubarak will be in Tahrir tomorrow in support

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @solilos Wael @Ghonim vs Mubarak: knock out!#jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

لا حيبقى لي شغلة ولا مشغلة غير أني ألعب دوري البسيط مع باقي أهل مصرونبني مصر أفضل. مصر أكرم. مصر أعز. مصر من غير مبارك وأعوانه #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

Translation: My complete focus will be on playing my small role with the rest of the people of Egypt in building a better, more generous, more proud Egypt; an Egypt without Mubarak and his cronies.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

دموعك غالية يا وائل. ودم الشهداء أغلى. حنلعب الدور اللي لازم نلعبه. وعد مصرية لمصري. وعد بنت بلد لابن بلدها @Ghonim #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

Translation: Your tears are precious, Wael. We’ll play our role. That is a promise of an Egyptian woman to Egypt. A promise of an Egyptian to her fellow Egyptian.

 

abeersaady abeer saady

by NadiaE

@NadiaE @solilos @Ghonim دموع وائل غنيم أثرت في كل مواطن مصري. ليس هناك صدق أكثر من هذه الدموع. كلنا وائل غنيم في حب الوطن #jan25 #egypt

7 Feb

 

Wael Ghonim’s tears have affected every Egyptian citizen. There’s nothing more truthful than these tears. We are all Wael Ghonim in our love of Egypt.

 

Elizrael Elizabeth Tsurkov

by NadiaE

RT @Salamander: We should stop refering to the #mubarak thugs as such and say stat #militias. They’re organised and acted upon orders #jan25

7 Feb

 

habibh Habib Haddad

by NadiaE

Volunteers at @AliveInEgypt are now translating Wael @Ghonim‘s interviews, will be posted online very soon! #Jan25 #Egypt

7 Feb

 

ZeinabSamir Zeinab Samir

by NadiaE

this is huge RT: @MissMoshO: ابويا نازل بكره التحرير :O #egypt #jan25

7 Feb

 

Translation: My dad is going to Tahrir tomorrow.

 

tarekshalaby Tarek Shalaby

by NadiaE

People who claim the #jan25 revolution is taken over by extremist islamists are: islamophobic, racist, ignorant, or all of the above

7 Feb

 

rania_hafez Rania Hafez

by NadiaE

RT @Egyptocracy: Link to Wael Ghonim’s interview:http://bit.ly/e5b6BG #Egypt #Jan25 @Ghonim

7 Feb

 

abdome Abdelrahman Magdy

by NadiaE

I favorited a YouTube video — وائل غنيم – ادمين جروب خالد سعيد – العاشرة مساءhttp://youtu.be/8Gpzo9016oQ?a

7 Feb

 

Translation: Wael Ghonim, the admin of Khaled Said Facebook group.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Wael @ghonim interview http://youtu.be/8Gpzo9016oQ?a #egypt#jan25 (Arabic)

7 Feb

 

RuwaydaMustafah Ruwayda Mustafah

by NadiaE

@Ghonim tonight brought #Egyptians back on their feet. The time has come for #Mubarak to go, wilfully or he will be brought to his knees.

7 Feb

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

.@dylanhorrocks All of us geeks were waiting for a chance to fight a dark lord and we’ve finally had it :D #Mubarak #Jan25 #Tahrir #Egypt

7 Feb

 

Raafatology Raafat- نيويورك

by NadiaE

Tomorrow is going to be a nice day for me before flying back to New York. I can buy a ticket for #Mubarak to any where he wants #jan25

7 Feb

 

Monday, February 8, 2011

(The first few tweets on this day are after midnight from the previous day).

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @habibh Translation of @Ghonim‘s first interview now live:http://bit.ly/ghonim1st @aliveinegypt – Please RT

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Sarahcarr @NohaAtef here’s the translation http://bit.ly/ghonim1st(via @habibh)

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@SabzBrach just discovered that’s not the interview everyone is talking about now in Egypt. Hope someone subtitles that one as well

8 Feb

 

AJELive AJELive

by NadiaE

Wael Ghonim, head of Google’s Middle East operations, has been released by Egyptian security forces. Read more here:http://bit.ly/g59Pfz

8 Feb

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

RT @deerabie: Many people are admitting “finally seeing the light” after Wael Ghoneim’s interview. #jan25

8 Feb

 

evanchill Evan Hill

by NadiaE

Al Jazeera is working on re-posting and translating the @Ghoniminterview, no guarantees but we’re trying folks.

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Full @ghonim interview RT @alihabibi1: Here it is: Pt1http://tinyurl.com/6xaayxd & Pt2 http://tinyurl.com/68jonrt #Jan25#Egypt

8 Feb

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

All ppl who cried for Wael @Ghonim interview today cried for Egypt & all those who cried for Mubarak’s speech cried for a person. -via FB

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

At this moment in time, my work, my life & even that of my children’s all seem insignificant next to what must be done for my country#jan25

8 Feb

 

andrewheiss Andrew Heiss

by NadiaE

Wow! RT @Hisham_G: Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, senior Egyptian journalist, to join protesters in Tahrir Square today says AJ#Jan25

8 Feb

 

VladDuthiersCNN Vladimir Duthiers

by NadiaE

RT @pressfreedom Local journalists in #Egypt have been called “infidels” for working with international media http://bit.ly/eT7HGr#jan25

8 Feb

 

monaeltahawy Mona Eltahawy

by NadiaE

Wael @Ghonim‘s full interview w/ English subs http://bit.ly/hf7NjZThnx @Marcslove @Sarahngb @#Jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

FINALLY wael @ghonim interviews with English subtitles: Part 1http://bit.ly/eREo7C Part 2 http://bit.ly/ezAL8x Part 3http://bit.ly/fIgeAw

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

wael @ghonim interview was ground shattering. I expect today to be a big day in #egypt as a result of it #jan25 http://egypt.alive.in/

8 Feb

 

ArabRevolution تباً لكم ياطواغيت

by NadiaE

Sign in Tahrir: Mubarak meets Sadat (in after life.) Sadat: I am here because of bullet on a podium. Hosni: I am here because of Facebook.

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@pakinamamer I also have a cold. I think it’s a govt conspiracy. Those helicopters were waging germ warfare on protesters in tahrir :-p

8 Feb

 

nafisahaji Nafisa Haji

by NadiaE

@monaeltahawy #Egypt AJE reports that protestors camped out at Tahrir Square in Cairo have set up smoking and nonsmoking sections…love it!

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ahmednaguib @pakinamamer ya3ni hiya al7okoma bas ili biti3raf ta3mil conspiracy theories? i7na kaman bini3raf :-)

8 Feb

 

Translation: Does the government think it’s the only one that can create conspiracy theories? We know how to do that to [referring to my theory that so many people from Tahrir have colds because the government waged germ warfare against us…I was just joking about this in case anyone takes me seriously!]

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ahmednaguib @pakinamamer طيب أنا راضية ذمتكم. كم واحد تعرفوه من اللي بينزلوا التحرير عنده دور برد الآن؟ #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

Translation: Tell me the truth: how many people do you know who have been in Tahrir have a cold now?

 

Mariumaz Mariam Al Moatassem

by NadiaE

@NadiaE @ahmednaguib @pakinamamer حقول الجيش يفتش بق الناس لو حد شايل موس ولا حاجة… وأهو بالمرة ياخد جرعة من الوباء

8 Feb

Translation: I think the army should start searching people’s mouths for razors and stuff. That way they can get a dose of the cold we all have.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Mariumaz @ahmednaguib @pakinamamer طيب ده حتى الميدان مكان مفتوح ومهوي well ventilated ya3ni. ازاي كلنا عيينا كده؟ هي الهلكبترات بأقولكم

8 Feb

 

Translation: The square is even an open, well-ventilated place. How is it that we’re all sick? It’s the helicopters, I’m telling you!

 

shadysamir Shady Samir

by NadiaE

A man does not become a woman by shaving his legs. If that’s the kind of change you settle for then knock yourselves out

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@shadysamir LOVE the shaving metaphor!

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Hebaelcheikh i always go thru qasr el-nil. Za7ma mowt [very crowded] but safe. Make ur own women’s line if there’s not 1 already & ull be in in minutes

8 Feb

 

mosaaberizing Mosa’ab Elshamy

by NadiaE

Joke going around: “What’s the closest thing to a Tahrir sq. in Germany? If he doesn’t resign before going to treatment, we’ll follow him.”

8 Feb

 

rachidH rachidH

by NadiaE

Is it 2 soon 2 say #jan25 replaces July 23 as #Egypt ‘s Indpndnc day.Ths is a revolution, july 23 was a coup d’etat that sld live in infamy

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Any word on when school officially reopens? #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@OmarHamdyz I’m almost there [in Tahrir] ya Omar. Couldnt be anywhere else :-)

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

During violent days of revolution, several times i saw men come out of battle shaken/fainted & some1 yells: give him a heart massage (cont)

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Poor fellows would be lying on ground perfectly fine if not for the overzealous man banging on his chest

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

qasr elnil entrance calm and easy to get thru #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

signs of settling down in tahrir more evident today. Most makeshift camps have roofs of plastic, blankets etc

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Saw an asian couple, look like tourists, taking their revolution pictures #jan25 #egypt

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tahrir will definitely be one of the major tourist attractions in the near future #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I suggest revolutionaries in tahrir who havent been going to work get compensated post-revolution with some of Mubarak’s billions #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

other day a family visiting tahrir told me how nice it would be if tahrir was kept car free and could be a cultural outing for people

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Man on mic saying tahrir revolutionaries have NOT called for a march today out of square and will remain inside #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Imagine future Tahrir as place where u can set up a stand and do art, talk about politics, watch concerts, dance, or just walk #jan25

8 Feb

 

ShaimaStreet Shaima

by NadiaE

I would like suggest we pay off Egypt’s debts with the billions too! God knows there will be many more billions to spare!!! @NadiaE#jan25

8 Feb

 

eahram جريدة الأهرام Ahram

by NadiaE

تظاهرات العاملين بالاتصالات تجتاح الآن سنترالي رمسيس والأوبرا وغيرهما #Egypt#news #ahram

8 Feb

 

Translation: Workers strikes now in Ramsis and Opera telephone centrals.

 

aiayad Ahmed Ayad

by NadiaE

@NadiaE great idea.artists should come design a statue to be put in#tahrir in memory of the martyrs and to commemorate #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Kitteh_Nomz these are people who want democracy thru peace, not violence.

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Watching people argue over a tent spot. I wonder if there might be some ppl here who r homeless squatters #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I feel so ashamed of myself. Some have given their lives, others their livelihoods, warm food, bed & shower for #egypt. I’ve done nothing

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

One must wonder whether one is even worthy of this amazing#egypt now. Used to be other way around! #jan25

8 Feb

 

sokkari Hosam El Sokkari

by NadiaE

This revolution would go down in history as the “FUNNIEST” of them all. A revolution with an attitude..and lots of humor :) #Egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

Things I learned from #jan25: Freedom is one value everyone can agree on. (except for tyrannical regimes, of course) #Egypt

8 Feb

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

Things I learned from #jan25: Despair is also a powerful weapon. It can crush an entire population into submission. #Egpt

8 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ghorab seeing people bringing things in [supplies into Tahrir] easily today

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

No matter what happens, I can certainly say I’ve led an eventful life#egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

mosaaberizing Mosa’ab Elshamy

by NadiaE

If you have supplies that the army isn’t allowing, Champeleon entrance is pretty perfect at the moment. Very smooth. #Tahrir

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Today is one of those days i should be lying in bed getting served soup and meds by a doting family member for this cold. Ahhh

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Millions in tahrir today. Amazing #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

AT LEAST 30 tanks protecting TV building #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

As I re-enter tahrir a man says “Welcome to the Square of Martyrs”#jan25 #egypt

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Found the bloggers tent today. So cool. Great to meet tweeps#egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Instead of the usual poster, one cool dude was holding up an i-pad with rotating cartoons of mubarak #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Has any1 noticed every taxi driver working Tahrir beat MUST drag u in2 a conversation about uselessness of revolution? #mukhabarat#jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Tahrir festival is fun n’all, but I think it’s time for a new strategy. Revolutionaries have settled too much into a routine #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@aiayad I am very unfond of conspiracy theories. But it makes a lot of sense to me that many taxi drivers doing tahrir beat are mukhabarat [secret police]

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Was v impressed with @tarekshalaby, his real life family, and the family of #egypt bloggers and tweeps he’s been hosting in tahrir. Mwa!

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

عندي سؤال: الكلام اللي بيتناقل في وسائل الاعلام بأن أحد أسباب عدم فض الثورة هو تخوف المتظاهرين من انقلاب النظام عليهم لاحقا…حد فيكم مصدقه؟

8 Feb

 

Translation: I have a question. Media are saying that one of the reasons the revolution can’t stop is because revolutionaries are fearful of what might happen to them if they stop and the regime turns on them. Does anyone believe this?

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

يعني انتوا يا متظاهرين خايفين بجد؟ خايفين أصلا؟

8 Feb

 

Translation: I mean, are you protesters really scared? Scared at all?

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

أنا شخصيا اللي شايفاه مش ناس خايفة من أصله. بس عايزة أتأكد من ملاحظتي

8 Feb

 

Translation: What I see is that people aren’t scared at all. But I want to make sure my observation is correct.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Sister just told me a poster in Tahrir says: “LEAVE. I’ve run out of jokes.” #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The Egyptian revolution is probably the funniest – and most fun – revolution in history #egypt #jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Getting fed up with US statements about #egypt – both positive & negative. I think US govt needs to shut up and let us go about our business

8 Feb

 

grace8ming kimberly grace

by NadiaE

@nadiae QT @BorowitzReport: On #Egypt, the State Dept. says it will stick to its policy of issuing random meaningless statements.

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Mwforhr I’m not blaming them for anything. Just sick of their statements.

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Frater0 We definitely do know that. Egyptians have always differentiated betw US foreign policies and the American people

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@litfreak I met a friend today who works in Saudi who came this morning and will leave tomorrow. Wanted to spend if even one day here.

8 Feb

 

Shamoussa Rita

by NadiaE

We’re christian and we’re out on the streets protesting! stop bullshitting about islamists! #Jan25 #Egypt

8 Feb

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@alaa On the Friday of Rage, a police officer pointed to an electricity outlet on 3amood [a pillar] on outer wall of almugama3 [large government building in Tahrir] so i could recharge [my cell phone]

9 Feb

Charging cell phones was a challenge during the revolution. Revolutionaries came up with some innovative solutions.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@alaa I’m surprised no one has caught onto it. Does it not work? I didn’t try it that day. I was getting tear gassed and running constantly

9 Feb

 

Daliasallam Dalia Abdel Salam

by NadiaE

عاجل: انفجرت الماسورة الأم للشعب المصري وأغرق الشعب ميادين الجمهورية والمسئولين عاجزين تماما عن السيطرة على الموقف. أنتهى

9 Feb

 

Translation: “Flash: the main pipeline of the Egyptian people has exploded and the people have drowned the Republic’s squares while officials are completely unable to control the situation.”

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

RT @alaa Remember sunday we started with prayer for martyrs and had a wedding midday, revolution is life lived as if every moment matters

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Science journalist colleagues from around the world have been sending me emails/letters of support. It’s so heart-warming #egypt #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Science journalists support #Egypt revolution.http://www.wfsj.org/news/news.php?id=231 and scroll down to see what theyr saying #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The last two letters I received were from the European Science Journalists Association and the Russian Science Journalists Association

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I am just so touched by this outpouring of support. My dear friends and colleagues from around the world: thank you #egypt #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@westmoon I’m sure they do! I’ve received tweets of support from literally every corner of the globe!

9 Feb

 

markjaffrey Mark Jaffrey

by NadiaE

@nadiae to test whether the Egyptian people are truly ready to embrace change you should try cycling to #Tahrir :-)

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@markjaffrey hahahaha. What a wonderful idea! And I’ll bet it won’t be a problem these days too!

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

THIS is Egypt. Rap celebrates the Egyptian revolution http://bit.ly/fVjTIC #egypt #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I have never been prouder to say I am Egyptian. I have never held my head so high. #jan25 #egypt

9 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

And to all Egyptian men and women revolutionaries: into rigalah (you are men). I am so proud to be your fellow countryman (person)#jan25

9 Feb

 

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

العاملون بسنترال‏ ‏بنها‏ ‏يتظاهرون‏ ‏الان‏ ‏تأييدا‏ ‏للثورة‏ ‏ #jan25 #fb

9 Feb

 

Translation: Workers in Benha telephone company strike in support of the revolution.

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

العاملون بمركز‏ ‏القلب‏ ‏القومي‏ ‏في‏ ‏امبابة‏ ‏يتظاهرون‏ ‏الان‏ ‏تأييدا‏ ‏للثورة‏ ‏ #jan25 #fb

9 Feb

Translation: Workers at the National Cardiology Center in Imbaba strike in support of the revolution.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@caveyak I’d love to dive in US one day! I hear there’s amazing diving in Florida. One day. Need to topple a dictatorship 1st ;-)

9 Feb

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

RT @bencnn: 6000 Suez Canal Authority workers striking over low wages, deteriorating conditions. http://bit.ly/eh6xOa #Egypt #Jan25#Tahrir

9 Feb

 

Ghonim Wael Ghonim

by NadiaE

My call to every Egyptian living abroad. Its time to come back NOW and join your fellow brothers and sisters #Egypt #Jan25

9 Feb

 

sharifkouddous Sharif Kouddous

by NadiaE

RT @AymanM: Thousands of #Egyptian laborers striking past few days. Cud b very significant development adding momentum to protestors

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Ghonim دي مش مطالب الشباب بس يا وائل. دي مطالب الشعب. دي مش ثورة شباب. دي ثورة شعب…ثورة أمة #jan25 #egypt

9 Feb

 

Translation: Those aren’t only the requests of the youth, Wael. Those are the requests of the people. This isn’t a youth revolution. This is a people’s revolution.

 

bencnn benwedeman

by NadiaE

#Egypt has long history of vibrant political activism. Repressed for decades, its coming back with delicious vengeance. #Tahrir #Jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

All the strategizing youth has done in video games has borne fruits. This is one generation that knows what revolutions are all about#jan25

9 Feb

 

justimage matthew cassel

by NadiaE

Workers’ unions are organizing around #Egypt to oust their corrupt leadership and join pro-democracy movement. #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

When I start to feel exhausted from #egypt revolution, I look at Palestinian resistance of more than 60 yrs and can only feel respect#jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@caiyuhui I’m Egyptian. And proud to be.

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I don’t think Egyptian revolutionaries need to worry too much about#Egypt state TV. It’s already shot itself in the foot #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@wael الاعلام الموجه أسقط نفسه بنفسه. أمن الدولة والأمن المركزي بح خالص. اللي محتاجينه اسقاط الريجيم نفسه #jan25

9 Feb

 

Translation: State TV has shot itself in the foot. There’s no more State Security and Central Security. What we need now is to topple the regime.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@sfadhl worker protests all over the country. It’s already happening

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@sfadhl That is why the revolution needs a new strategy. Either pick up the pace and get it over with quickly (cont)

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@sfadhl or create a strategy for prolonged protest that still allows for people to work and get paid

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

التليفزيون العربي لازم يبطل يتكلم عن خوف من الملاحقة من قبل مقيمي التحرير كأحد أسباب عدم فض الإقامة. هو انتو بتخمنوا من دماغكم؟

9 Feb

 

Translation: Arab media need to stop talking about the fears of those residing in Tahrir from being pursued as one of their reasons for continuing their protest. Are you making things up?

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

الشباب المقيم في التحرير مش حيفض مش لأنهم خايفين من الملاحقة. الشباب دول مش حيفضوا فقط لأنهم مصرين على عدم الفض حتى يتنحى مبارك. بس

9 Feb

 

Translation: The youth residing in Tahrir are not going to stop protesting because of a fear of being pursued. They won’t stop protesting because they insist not to stop until Mubarak resigns. Period.

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi

by NadiaE

So funny. One side uses Facebook, Twitter, and social media. The other uses escaped convicts on horse and camel back. Surreal.#Jan25

8 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@iyad_elbaghdadi @ibnkafka friend said if egypt revolution was made into movie one would think it was سينما رخصية. Storyline is that crazy

9 Feb

 

waelmmdooh_ wael

by NadiaE

RT @abeersaady: RT @RassdNews: متظاهرين بميدان التحرير يطلقون على الجمعة القادمة ” جمعة الحسم ” , ويدعون إلى مظاهرة بـ 10 مليون

9 Feb

 

Translation: Protesters in Tahrir Square name next Friday the Friday of Resolution and call for a demonstration of 10 million.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

من صديقتي العزيزة لبنى عفيفي على الفيسبوك:

9 Feb

 

Translation: From my dear friend Lobna Afifi via Facebook

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

عمر سليمان: التظاهر لن يستمر المتظاهرون: مش هنمشي.. هو يمشي

9 Feb

 

Translation: Omar Suleiman says: Protests will not continue. Protesters say: We won’t leave. He’ll leave.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

عمر سليمان: الرئيس يتعهد بعدم ملاحقة المحتجين المحتجون: نتعهد بملاحقة الرئيس

9 Feb

Translation: Omar Suleiman: The President vows not to pursue the protesters. The protesters: We vow to pursue the President.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

عمر سليمان: المصريون غير مؤهلين للديمقراطية المصريون: الحزب الوطني غير مؤهل لحكمنا

9 Feb

 

Translation: Omar Suleiman: Egyptians are not ready for democracy. Egyptians: The National Democratic Party is not qualified to govern us.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

عمر سليمان: حققنا كثير من مطالب المتظاهرين العامة المتظاهرون: مطالبنا مرتبة وفقا للأهمية

9 Feb

 

Translation: Omar Suleiman: We’ve fulfilled many of the protesters’ demands. Protesters: Our demands are listed according to priority.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام

9 Feb

Translation: The people demand the removal of the regime.

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi

by NadiaE

@NadiaE If revolution were made into a movie, we would have booed it for being too cheesy. Only in #Egypt is truth stranger than fiction.

9 Feb

 

iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi

by NadiaE

@NadiaE I run an animation company. It’s a running theme that we don’t need superheroes because our history is full of real ones.#Jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Project suggestion for anyone interested: website that collects all#egypt revolution jokes. We can vote on best rev joke of the day#jan25

9 Feb

 

bencnn benwedeman

by NadiaE

Mideast lexicon: “stability” – police-imposed “quiet” for few years, maybe decades, ending in revolution. #Egypt #Tahrir #Jan25

9 Feb

 

m7abib Muhammad Habib

by NadiaE

مبارك بطل من أبطال أكتوبر اللي الجيش مش هيسمح بإهانتهم؟ طب مين قال إن أبطال أكتوبر ـ مع عميق إحترامي ـ فوق القانون؟ #Jan25

9 Feb

 

Translation: Mubarak is a hero of the October War that the army will not allow to be offended? Who said that the heroes of the October War – with all due respect – are above the law?

embee Embee

by NadiaE

Read of the day :: Dear Agony Aunt http://bit.ly/ijqkNf #jan25 #Egypt

9 Feb

 

ZeinabSamir Zeinab Samir

by NadiaE

RT @alaa wondering why working class waited so long to join#Jan25 they waited for pay day meagre wages make it tough to revolt end of month

9 Feb

 

aymanscribbler aymanfarag

by NadiaE

The media needs to ignore Suleiman; he is not #Egypt‘s future but the past clinging on in with sharper teeth. #jan25

9 Feb

 

m7abib Muhammad Habib

by NadiaE

It feels different to know that #Egypt is our place, not his. #Jan25#Mubarak

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Mubarak and govt need to get over the “foreign & internal powers instigating protesters” rhetoric. Dude, Egyptians just want you to leave.

9 Feb

 

markjaffrey Mark Jaffrey

by NadiaE

RT @sherifkozman: Unconfirmed news about protests in Heliopolis and Salah salem #jan25 All heliopolis blocked // Big big news, if confirmed

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

يا جماعة…أيه موضوع مظاهرات في صلاح سالم ومصر الجديدة؟ صحيح؟ حد يقدر يؤكد؟#jan25 #egypt

9 Feb

 

Translation: Can anyone confirm there are demonstrations in Salah Salem and Heliopolis?

 

mohamedahmos Mohamed Ahmos ✔

by NadiaE

FREEDOM LOADING ███████████████████░ 99% [ Error : Please remove Mubarak and try again ! ] #Jan25 #Egypt#Mubarak #Tahrir

4 Feb

 

KAYOEG Ahmed El Erian

by NadiaE

@NadiaE I went through Salah Salem from tip to toe and there is nothing. I’m currently in Heliopols… Nothing here neither

9 Feb

 

drnabiha Dr Nabiha Gaber

by NadiaE

@NadiaE عند شركه بترو تريد و الجهاز المركزى للإحصاء

9 Feb

 

Translation: [Demonstrations] are near Petro Trade and the Central Agency for Statistics.

wazo1 wazo

by NadiaE

@NadiaE nothing at Salah salem till Abbasyah

9 Feb

 

waelmmdooh_ wael

by NadiaE

RT @3arabawy: عاجل: عمال النقل العام مضربون في ٥ جراجات وأصدروا بيانا يطالبون بإسقاط مبارك. غدا سيجتمعون في الجبل الأحمر لإعلان نقابة مستقلة

9 Feb

 

Translation: Flash: Public transportation workers are on strike in five garages and have released a statement demanding Mubarak’s resignation. Tomorrow they will meet in Al-Gabal Al-Ahmar to announce an independent syndicate.

 

hishamyoussef Hisham Youssef

by NadiaE

y dont those idiots step down w/ dignity b4 it gets bloody n they r prosecuted 4 crime, that’s assuming in fact they r patriots as they say!

9 Feb

 

Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany

by NadiaE

RT @hackneylad: @3arabawy tells the Guardian: History has shown us that when the working-class enter the arena, the regime is finished

9 Feb

 

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

There are four military production companies in Helwan now on strike. #egyworkers #Jan25 #fb

9 Feb

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

RT @waelkhairy88: Egyptians r calling this picture equivalent of iconic “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” photo: http://j.mp/hneafn#jan25

9 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Too cool RT @norashalaby Protesters have started building toilets in tahrir! #Jan25 http://yfrog.com/h7syvkj

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@abdozcom @norashalaby بيقولوا الناس كانت تروح الجامع. جربت الحل ده امبارح لقيت الجامع مليان عن آخره. فكنتش بأعمل وخلاص. ما أعرفش المقيمين

9 Feb

 

Translation: I was told people would go to the toilets at the mosque [near Tahrir]. I tried doing that yesterday and found it too crowded so I just didn’t go.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Lots of talk of boycotting celebrities who publicly supported a dictator at a time when Egyptians were demanding democracy #egypt#jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

What will be our position toward governments that publicly supported a dictator while its people were demanding democracy?#egypt #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

أيه ده أيه ده أيه ده؟ سماح أنور قالت أنه رأيها يولعوا في اللي في ميدان التحرير؟ نعم؟؟ بلاك لست يا سماح يا أنور #jan25 #egypt

9 Feb

 

Translation: What the heck? Samah Anwar [famous Egyptian celebrity] said she thinks they should set the Tahrir protesters on fire! Excuse me?? Samah Anwar, you’re black listed!

zmarv zmarv

by NadiaE

@NadiaE It’s so befitting, the oldest civilization in the world to lead the most civilized revolution in history! chapeau bas #jan25 #tahrir

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@hjertebraaten Egyptians have always differentiated between a country’s foreign policy and a country’s citizens

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@houwelingenlive of course. No revenge feelings. Don’t worry about that at all. I’m talking about foreign policies. Not people.

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

التصعيد….التصعيد….ما ينفعناش غير التصعيد #jan25 #egypt

9 Feb

 

Translation: We need to take the revolution to the next level.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I love Egypt. 20 minutes after curfew and the street in front of our house has semi-normal traffic. F#$! evil govt-imposed curfews!#jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egypt‘s lesson to the world’s dictators: we might tolerate you for a few years, a few decades even, but your end is never pretty #jan25

9 Feb

 

AyatBasma Ayat Basma

by NadiaE

@NadiaE I have been stuck in Cairo traffic for nearly two hours. The curfew is on friggin Mars!

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AyatBasma loooooooool. Love it!

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@TottiTT @marwame @arwasm What police force? There is none right now. We sacked it on January 28.

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Wedding in Tahrir Tuesday, Feb 8 #egypt #jan25http://twitpic.com/3y23z5

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This cool dude held up an i-pad with rotating #mubarak cartoons instead of the usual poster #jan25 #egypt http://twitpic.com/3y24kk

9 Feb

 

acarvin Andy Carvin

by NadiaE

Tahrir baby boom come this October. RT @NadiaE: Wedding in Tahrir Tuesday, Feb 8 #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3y23z5

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Coolest tent in #Tahrir is where #egypt tweeps come together: Freedom Hotel #jan25 (@tarekshalabyhttp://twitpic.com/3y25f9

9 Feb

 

ukkuray rafael g

by NadiaE

@NadiaE the best place to start new phase of life as a couple is Tahrir which has become a symbol

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@birfaniyim @light_beam I actually suggested to a male friend of mine that he come to #Egypt these days to find a revolutionary bride ;-)

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egypt revolution collectibles: bullet cartridges. I have a couple of these at home myself #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3y264r

9 Feb

 

KHawkins5 Katherine Hawkins

by NadiaE

@acarvin @NadiaE plus boom in babies named “Tahrir”

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

What an interesting suggestion! Does anyone know if there have been babies born these days named #Tahrir? (from @KHawkins5)#jan25 #egypt

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Shoe art in #Tahrir: “LEAVE, Pharoah.” #egypt #jan25http://twitpic.com/3y275z

9 Feb

 

mataharibcn Berta

by NadiaE

@NadiaE @KHawkins5 lol i.m just giving birth soon a baby boy i think i.ll call him tahrir .. brilliant idea

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Mubarak expiration date: 25/1/2011. #Egypt youth are so innovative! #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3y27of

9 Feb

 

PrplDinosore prpldinosore

by NadiaE

@NadiaE @khawkins5 I’m due in 1 month. If there’s a clinic in Tahrir that will have me I might consider having the baby there :) #jan25

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@PrplDinosore @khawkins5 We have several field hospitals in Tahrir. I’m sure we can manage something :-)

9 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Puppet show in #Tahrir: He must leave. We won’t leave. #Egypt#jan25 http://twitpic.com/3y28tp

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A huge family was resting inside this makeshift tent in #Tahrir #egypt#jan25 http://twitpic.com/3y29um

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egypt’s child revolutionaries: little girl chants in Tahrir and people chant after her #egypt #jan25 http://bit.ly/i7Oigt

9 Feb

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

The truth! Who ate my KFC? http://twitpic.com/3y29fo via @daliamosaad #Jan25 #Egypt #Tahrir

9 Feb

 

Explanation: Egyptian State TV came out with reports of Kentucky Fried Chicken being distributed for free among Tahrir protesters. This allegation was included among general allegations of foreign influence on the revolution. Many Kentucky Fried Chicken jokes evolved among Tahrir protesters as the days moved on.

 

IhabMouti Ihab Mamdouh

by NadiaE

اليوم ذهب احدهم لمرور طنطا لتجديد رخصته فأعطى للموظف عشر جنيهات . فاعطاها له الموظف و قاله ده كان قبل 25 يناير.احنا قررنا ننضف البلد #jan25

9 Feb

 

Translation: Today someone went to Tanta transportation services to renew his license and gave an employee ten pounds (to expedite services). The employee returned the money and said, “That was before January 25. We’ve decided to clean up the country.”

 

evanchill Evan Hill

by NadiaE

Tahrir Square, so far beyond modern Egyptian infrastructure. They have organic and non-organic trash bins. Put these ppl in government!

9 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

If you haven’t already seen this, you should. Watch little Nina explain the #Egypt revolution in her own way http://bit.ly/dQMTMK #jan25

9 Feb

 

Gemyhood Gemyhood

by NadiaE

ولد لديه متلازمة داون أطلق عليه رصاصة اثناء المظاهرات ،ولا يعرف اسمه أو عنوانه و موجود بمستشفى القصر العينى http://twitpic.com/3y2gn7

9 Feb

 

Translation: A boy with Down’s Syndrome was shot during protests and no one knows his name or address. He’s at Qasr Al-Aini Hospital.

 

Thursday, February 10, 2011: The day we though Mubarak would resign

 

55jpe Pat Ebert

by NadiaE

@NadiaE I am a Jew who supports you, and all Egytians seeking peace & deomcracy, though afraid to show my face fearing reprisal

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@55jpe Nothing at all to be afraid of and your support is much appreciated!

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We thought of protesting underwater! RT @3arabawy @battutta#divers in revolution: ‘Leave before the air finishes!’http://ow.ly/i/804S

10 Feb

 

rania_hafez Rania Hafez

by NadiaE

if that isn’t the cutest thing i dont know what is http://bit.ly/hz6W1o#jan25 #egypt

10 Feb

 

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

New post: #Jan25 The List of Shame قائمة العار http://bit.ly/h9e3TR

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The only people actually working and getting paid during this revolution are the journalists #egypt #jan25

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Correction: only people working/getting paid in this revolution r journos, army, flag sellers and MUBARAK #jan25 #egypt

10 Feb

 

Sarahcarr أبو كار

by NadiaE

And another one: السمك يريد اسقاط النظام http://on.fb.me/eGCQs1 Fish want the downfall of the regime #jan25

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

حتى الأبجدية ثورية….عسسسسسلhttp://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=129816107080479#jan25 #egypt

10 Feb

 

Translation: We even have a revolutionary alphabet!

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@EngyG I’d be more comfortable with a civil state

10 Feb

 

nadinetoukan Nadine Toukan

by NadiaE

when Arabs want dignity,self-respect,future which Obama outlined in Cairo speech,we show disrespect http://ind.pn/i3N9Oi ~Fisk#jan25

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@EngyG Maybe we need to raise this in Tahrir more? Maybe we need a few posters that state this?

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@EngyG It would be very interesting to see if ppl agree. If there’s anytime they would, it would be now.

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

سؤال إلى زملائي الثورجية في مصر: هل تتفقون معي بأننا بحاجة إلى دولة مدنية وليس دولة دينية في مصر؟ أحب أسمع رأيكم (cc @EngyG ) #jan25 #egypt

10 Feb

 

Translation: Question for my fellow revolutionaries in Egypt: Do you agree with me that we need a secular state and not a religious state in Egypt. I’d love to hear your views.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@forsoothsayer @EngyG Maybe they are interested and we just assume they aren’t?

10 Feb

 

marwame Marwa Elnaggar

by NadiaE

@engyg @NadiaE I heard MBs [Muslim Brotherhood] saying that they will agree to a civil state in their press conference yesterday.

10 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame @engyg I think educating people is a good point. Getting a couple of responses not knowing what my question means

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@iyad_elbaghdadi @MohammedY @EngyG Yes. This is becoming clear just from some of the responses I’m getting here.

10 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Muslim Brotherhood: We call for a civil state to serve all of Egypthttp://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=27992 #jan25 #egypt (CC @EngyG )

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@EngyG do you have a good definition for civil state that we can place here for those that ask?

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@EngyG I think what we actually mean is secular ya Engy. Not civil. Civil is a given since we’re not asking for military.

10 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@rachidH I think the word we’re all really looking for is secular and not civil.

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@shefahstar ولكن وطن تابع لدين من؟ وترجمة من لذلك الدين؟

10 Feb

 

Translation: A country that follows whose religion? And whose interpretation of that religion?

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

Well, Mr Omar Suleiman bring it on! Tear gas, batons, bullets … hell thugs on camelback didn’t stop us! You can’t scare this crowd#Jan25

10 Feb

 

Maramzz Maram Samir

by NadiaE

“Stuck like glue you and me baby we are stuck like glue” that song reminds me of someone, tee hee. #Egypt #Mubarak

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Whoeverimightbe @Wa7damasrya Yep. I discovered I might be confused myself. I’m only human, you know :-)

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AFakahany يعني لا دينية

10 Feb

 

Translation: What we mean is secular.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

تصريح هام جدا لحبيب العادلي… http://bit.ly/dWQPXS #egypt #jan25

10 Feb

 

Translation: Very important statement by Minister of Interior, Habib Al-Adly.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ArmchairArab @Wa7damasrya Yes. I realized the distinction after I typed the question. What we are really talking about is a secular state

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ArmchairArab @Wa7damasrya civil (non-military) is a given among Egypt’s revolutionaries (or so I assume)

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Hebaelcheikh @MohammedY @Wa7damasrya We need someone to sit down and write something for the simple-minded like me :-)

10 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AhmedWagih @shefahstar متقدمة ولا غير متقدمة أهل أي وطن أديانهم وتفسيرهم لأديانهم بتختلف. محتاجين حاجة ما نختلفش عليها وتحقق عدل بين الجميع

10 Feb

 

Translation: Regardless of how civilized we are, people’s religions and their interpretations of religion vary. We need something we can all agree to that results in equality for all.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AhmedWagih @shefahstar وده مش معناه تشريعات مضادة لأديانا. وهو ده اللي الناس محتاجة تفهمه. دولة علمانية مش معناه ضد الدين

10 Feb

Translation: And that doesn’t mean laws that oppose our religions. That’s what people need to understand. A secular state does not mean a state that is against religion.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

West telling Arabs they’re not ready for democracy = We’d much rather continue labeling you as Islamist terrorists #jan25 #egypt

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

West telling Arabs they’re not ready for democracy = We can only enforce our will on people led by dictators we’ve chosen for you#jan25

10 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AFakahany Whose God? We don’t all have equal religious beliefs but we can all agree on values that dont contradict our religions

10 Feb

 

arwasm Arwa Mahmoud

by NadiaE

@NadiaE Or rather: How dare you ask for democracy before we teach you about it and bring it over to you! #jan25 #Egypt #tahrir

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ProtonSponge I refer to govts and/or their representatives. I’ve seen nothing but support from the great PEOPLE of the west

10 Feb

 

Abdulla_AlAthba عبدالله العذبة

by NadiaE

@AjArabic :Doctors and nurses of Qasr Al Ainy biggest hospital in#Egypt wearing white robes asking #Mubarak to step down in#Tahrir #Jan25

10 Feb

 

diptychal diptychal

by NadiaE

Heard in Tahrir: I ask that when he begs God for the mercy of death, his prayers will not be heard. #jan25

10 Feb

 

amrwaked Amr Waked

by NadiaE

الآن كل شيء ظهر النظام يعمل على سلب الأمن والإستقرار من الشعب المصري لإستقرار وأمن إسرائيل وشعبها فقط لا غير.

10 Feb

 

Translation: Everything is becoming clear now. The regime is trying to deprive the Egyptian people of a sense of security and stability in order to give stability and security to Israel and its people.

 

monirshazly Monir El.Shazly

by NadiaE

A friend’s sister saw a brand new car hit by a taxi yesterday, both came down shook hands, saying “we have more important things now” #egypt

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @Raafatology ابيح هههه”@H_Eid: سافل RT @3arabawy: بصراحة كل ما أسمع “الجيش يعيد الإنتشار حول مناطق حساسة” بأفكر في حاجات مش مؤدبة #Jan25

10 Feb

 

Translation: Every time I hear “The army is regrouping around sensitive areas” my mind goes to lewd places.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I miss going out to dinner and then the movies. Let’s get this dictator raus so we can get back to our normal spoiled lives #jan25 #egypt

10 Feb

 

fustat fustat

by NadiaE

R @Lastoadri So Beautiful! // RT @AboulEinein Rainbow over#Tahrir twitpic.com/3yaet5 #Jan25

10 Feb

 

TweetMags Joanne Lock

by NadiaE

@NadiaE Thank you for your comment re People of the west. Media/govt censorship bias is everywhere, but all good ppl care abt justice/peace.

10 Feb

 

pakinamamer Pakinam and Voice

by NadiaE

Let’s turn their threats into humor, people. Then nothing can touch us. There’s no place for fear if you’re laughing. #Jan25 #Egypt#Revolt

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Jopollee @3arabawy I think the time is ripe for a secular movement. I think it’s time.

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Anyone know the best way into maglis asha3b [The People’s Assembly] today? #egypt #jan25

10 Feb

 

lindseyhilsum Lindsey Hilsum

by NadiaE

Hossam Badrawi to @channel4news: I’m expecting President Mubarak to transmit his authority to Vice President tonight. #egypt#jan25

10 Feb

 

beleidy Amr El Beleidy

by NadiaE

If anything the government gives is reversible, it’s as good as nothing, change must be irreversible to be meaningful #Jan25

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Let there be no doubt: Mubarak transmitting authority to Suleiman means nothing to #Egypt revolutionaries

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We will not accept #mukhabarat [secret police] in replacement of a dictator #egypt#jan25

10 Feb

gyonis Ghassan Yonis

by NadiaE

BBC – Husam Badrawi: I think Mubarak will resign as the protesters are asking, before tomorrow. #Jan25 #Egypt

10 Feb

 

CharlotteGascon Charlotte Gascon

by NadiaE

@Sandmonkey Just heard on BBC World Service: Ahmad Shafiq says scenario Mubarak stepping down is being discussed.

10 Feb

 

midoo0 midogemy

by NadiaE

RT: @ElFoulio: These ppl didn’t die just so the army could consolidate its power base #jan25

10 Feb

 

mar3e Mohammed Maree

by NadiaE

قمنا بهذة الثورة لنتخلص من حكم العسكر الذى نعانى منة من 1952 , مصر الان للمصريين ولن نقبلها غير دولة ديمقراطية حقيقية #jan25 #Egypt

10 Feb

 

Translation: We started this revolution to get rid of the army that has been ruling us since 1952. Egypt now belongs to the Egyptians and we will only accept a true democratic country.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’m in front of people’s assembly waiting for resignation of mubarak. We will rejoice. But our work is FAR from over #egypt #jan25

10 Feb

 

I reached the People’s Assembly in the late afternoon after hearing statements about a possible resignation from Mubarak later that day. Millions gathered in Tahrir in anticipation. My friends and family gathered as well. Some of my friends and I gathered near the main platform in the Square waiting for a presidential statement. Everyone in the square was rejoicing, believing the news to be true. Flags were waving everywhere. People were chanting, singing, and dancing.

Around 10:30pm, Mubarak appeared on State-run television and gave a 17-minute long speech. The speech was projected onto a sheet hanging behind the main platform in the square. The sound coming from the speakers was not clear, so many of us called into family members at home to listen to the speech through our mobile phones. My friend Arwa and I listened to the speech on our friend’s Ahmed’s phone. All three of us struggled to hear from the one phone. As the speech went on, it became clear that Mubarak would not resign. I cried out loud in indignation “Sufficient unto us is God and how good the Trustee”. Arwa repeated the chant. We were both shushed as people wanted to listen to the rest of the speech. And as the speech ended and we looked toward the Square, our hearts broken, hope of a new Egypt diminishing, we saw people start to take off their shoes and raise them as a sign of indignation. “Look at that, Arwa!” I exclaimed. “This is priceless! This is just priceless!” And we both took off one of our shoes and raised it in the air. 

 

3arabawy Hossam عمو حسام

by NadiaE

WTF??! #Jan25 #EgyArmy

10 Feb

 

The first tweet (a retweet of 3arabawy) I made once I had network coverage on my cell phone right after Mubarak’s speech.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Shock. Disgust. Determination. Mubarak and cronies: the Egyptian revolution has just begun #egypt #jan25

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Every man, woman and child in Tahrir raised their shoes at end of mubarak speech. #egypt #jan25

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Mubarak has just pushed #Egypt into the abyss #jan25

10 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

No one is expecting anything less than a blood bath tomorrow#egypt #jan25

10 Feb

 

Egyptocracy Egyptocracy

by NadiaE

Whoever wrote #Mubarak‘s speech intended to tick the people off. This is deliberate. #Egypt #Jan25 #Tahrir

10 Feb

 

Friday, February 11, 2011

The first few tweets on this Friday happened late Thursday after midnight as I walked home from Tahrir.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Heba_Emad That was not a threat of blood from me, Heba. The people are without arms and peaceful. The threat was implied by Suleiman.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@persishabib @acarvin We will continue to protest peacefully. When Egyptians died on Jan 28 & 29, it was not because they were not peaceful

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@phytolipide Very very angry. People think Mubarak is sadistic.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The #Egyptians have proven they want a peaceful protest and existence. Mubarak has proven he wants blood time and time again#jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@phi48 I have no idea. I just got home. Nothing for me to see other than TV as well.

11 Feb

 

minazekri Mina Zekri 

by NadiaE

غنيم ليس زعيم الثورة ولم يدع أنه زعيمها… الملايين في الشارع هم الثوار وانتهى عصر الزعامات. نقطة انتهى #Jan25 @Ghonim

11 Feb

 

Translation: [Wael] Ghonim is not the leader of the revolution and he never claimed to be. The millions in the streets are the revolutionaries and the age of [imposed] leaders has ended. Period.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I feel sick to my stomach that we let this man rule us for 30 yrs. God only knows what atrocities we will eventually discover #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

Egyptianette Egyptianette

by NadiaE

Our fight will be as hard as this country is important #egypt #jan25#mubarak

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ServeJette just got home from tahrir

11 Feb

 

moftasa Mostafa Hussein

by NadiaE

RT @ElFoulio Mubarak really doesn’t give a crap about #egypt he wants to see it burn #jan25

11 Feb

 

ianinegypt Ian Lee

by NadiaE

It looks like tomorrow the army will have to choose sides, the people or Mubarak. #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

Ekramibrahim Ekram Ibrahim

by NadiaE

CNN: this move by Mubarak may be just trying to bait the protestors into more violence. #Jan25 #Egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Mubarak & Suleiman speeches reminiscent of military statements of 1950s. They try to bring us back to dark ages rather than take us forward.

11 Feb

 

LucasPoznanski Lucas Poznanski

by NadiaE

@NadiaE: What’s the difference between God & Mubarak? God doesn’t think he’s #Mubarak.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I need to sleep. Tomorrow will be a big day. #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame doesn’t look like it’s [an army statement] coming. I don’t think they’d make a statement after 2am

11 Feb

 

Zeinobia Zeinobia

by NadiaE

RT @marwamaher: @Zeinobia they announced @dream tv that the army announcement has been postponed till the morning

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame someone just tweeted that Dream announced statement will be tomorrow morning

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

It is becoming clear we were ruled by a mad man for 30 years. I cannot forgive myself for being resigned to that for so long. #egypt#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

For a few hours yesterday, #egypt lived in jubilation and optimism. This morning, I woke up with a feeling of foreboding. #egypt #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Yesterday I was in Tahrir with many friends chanting, singing, dancing from 6 – 9pm. We then started hearing leaks of Mubarak speech (cont)

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

There was then a sense of “no…it can’t be. It’s not possible.” 1.5 hrs later we found out it was.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

While we listened to the speech in Tahrir, we all became more and more angry as heard what the mad man was saying.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We were in shock. That’s the only way to describe it. Everyone raised a shoe as he spoke to express indignation.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

There was then determination to continue our stand for as long as it takes to remove this mad man from our country.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A few days ago I was saying: I just want him to leave. We don’t need him to be tried. Just leave. Today I say: Mubarak must be tried.#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Mubarak is nothing less than a traitor of #Egypt. His speech has a clear intention of sending this country into the abyss #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Omar Suleiman is no less of a traitor. He followed Mubarak’s lead step for step. Both Mubarak and Suleiman must be tried. #jan25#egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Mubarak and #Suleiman must be tried…WILL be tried…for grand treason #Egypt #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@joshualore If some accepted Suleiman in the beginning, none do now.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@rachidH NO one wants blood, Rachid. No one WANTED blood. The only blood has come from the regime attacking unarmed men and women.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@rachidH But these men must be tried. That has nothing to do with blood. That has everything to do with justice.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@jojodd040 No. I want him tried here in #Egypt. By his own people.

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egypt‘s only hope today is that our military exercises wisdom and absolute restraint. #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egypt‘s only hope today is that its military protects this country from its enemy #Mubarak #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@rachidH It’s a given, Rachid. Protesters are unarmed. Who will they fight? There’s no one to fight. The army? That would be ridiculous

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@

@netty_jaya This revolution has no plans. It is based on the spontaneous actions of its people. There are no leaders. No organization.

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

فليكن واضحا..أنا والكثيرون مثلي لم نرشح أو ننتخب أحدا لتمثيلنا أو التحدث باسمنا #jan25#egypt

11 Feb

 

Translation: Let it be clear: Me and many others like me never elected anyone to represent us or to speak in our name.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

لا يمثلني وائل غنيم مع احترامي له…لا يمثلني الاخوان أو حركة كفاية مع احترامي لهم. أمثل نفسي بنفسي في هذه الثورة المجيدة #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

Translation: Wael Ghonim – with all due respect to him – does not represent me. The Muslim Brotherhood or the Kifaya Movement – with respect to them – don’t represent me. I represent myself by myself in this honorable revolution.

 

mosaaberizing Mosa’ab Elshamy

by NadiaE

Today is the third Friday of our revolution. The first was bloody, second was festive and third should be decisive. #Jan25

11 Feb

 

sarakhorshid Sara Khorshid

by NadiaE

Whoever has the right to delegate, still has the right to withdraw the delegation #Mubarak #Egypt #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

RT @amirahoweidy Will everyone please stop preaching “no violence”? We’ve never resorted to violence in this revolution #jan25#egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@wamg4 قيمة هذه الثورة في أنها غير ممثلة في شخص أو أشخاص. قيمة هذه الثورة في أنها ممثلة من كل فرد من افراد الشعب

11 Feb

 

Translation: the value of this revolution is that it is not represented by certain people. The value of this revolution is that it is represented by every member of the population.

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Let’s be clear: #Egypt protesters have always been unarmed. Blood has come from being brutally attacked by police and #Mubarakthugs. #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egypt protesters have no one to fight. If they are attacked by thugs, surely they should defend themselves. #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egypt protesters have no one to fight. If they are attacked by the army all they can do is open their chests and be shot #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This is what I equip myself with today: my camera and a bandanna in case there is tear gas. And I am no different than anyone else#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@arwasm has a theory that the NDP burned down its own building. No one left their home #jan25 with slightest thought it would be momentous..

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People weren’t walking around with benzene or anything else. For NDP building to be burnt down it needed lots and lots of benzene

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The only thing that makes sense is Mubarak ordered thugs to burn down NDP building when he realized what was happening to destroy evidence.

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Tarek307 We will say yes to true democracy. Nothing less

11 Feb

drwitty New Arab

by NadiaE

@NadiaE #Egypt هذه الثورة مصرية الهوية عربية الهوي مدنية النمط و يقودها الزخم الثوري فقد انتهت حقبة و مهزلة الزعما، الرموز الي غير رجعة

11 Feb

 

Translation: This revolution is Egyptian in its identification, Arab in its passion, civilized in its pattern, led by a revolutionary richness. The age of [imposed] leaders is over. The age of symbols has gone forever.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

#Egyptians‘ response to #Mubarak‘s speech last night: the bottoms of their shoes #egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3ykrwt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I made a big mistake and had the kind of breakfast that makes u want to pee every 5 min. Peeing is NOT an option during a revolution#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@valgerd oatmeal and anise warm drink

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’m off. I’ll tweet where I am when I get there as long as I have an internet connection on my phone. #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@arwasm and i debated at a st corner how to flag down a taxi and tell him where we want to go (cont)

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

must have been obvious about it. Taxi stopped for us, we gave him general area, and he said: you’re going to the protest and nodded

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@FreedomNow2011 where exactly is gathering at palace

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Does any1 know where protesters at pres palace are exactly?

11 Feb

 

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady 

@cairobabble im told heliopolis club. Heading there now

11 Feb

 

As Arwa and I were in the taxi nearing the presidential palace, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces issued communiqué number two. We heard it on the radio in the taxi. The main message was that the army backed Mubarak’s speech of the previous night. Arwa and I were horrified.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The army has made its choice. It supports Mubarak’s choice. Mashi#jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

So disappointed but not very surprised #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Joined group at heliopolis club near presidential palace. Around 300 here. No chants #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

We told army officer in front of pres palace today was a day of shame for all of #egypt because of army position #jan25

11 Feb

 

Arwa and I actually yelled at a high level army officer in front of the presidential palace. “This is a day of shame for the Egyptian army,” I yelled at the top of my voice. “We are women and we’ve left our children behind and we’re ready to die if need be in order to bring democracy to our country, and this is what the army does for us??” I remember shouting.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Ppl here dont want 2 believe army statement becuz was read by presenter and not army itself; despite confirmation from army here#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

protester steps up to lead friday prayer in front of pres palace #jan25#egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Sermon focuses on goodness of revolution and evils of regime#egypt #jan25

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

numbers not very large at pres palace. I hope more come after prayer #egypt #jan25

11 Feb

 

ZeinabSamir Zeinab Samir

by NadiaE

لك الله يا مصر.. لك الله يا شعب مصر.. بعد أن تخلى عنا الجميع.. ليس لنا إلا الله.. وكفى به

11 Feb

 

Translation: You have God, Egypt. You have God, Egyptians. After everyone has abandoned us, we have no one but God, and He is enough.

 

ranwayehia Ranwa Yehia

by NadiaE

لن ترضى ارقى ثورة في التاريخ بانصاف حلول حان الوقت ان يتعلم العالم معنى النضال من اجل الحرية ستستمر ستستمر #jan25 #fb

11 Feb

 

Translation: The most civilized revolution in history will not accept half solutions. It’s time for the world to learn the meaning of fighting for freedom. [The revolution] will continue. It will continue.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Whole area around pres palace surrounded by barbed wire and tanks #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

12 yr old brother of a martyr in revolution chanting #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“the people want the murderer tried” chant #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“The day will come when we step on you with our shoes” chant#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

“Martyr: die and be peaceful. We will take it from here.” brother of martyr chants in front of pres palace #jan25

11 Feb

 

embee Embee

by NadiaE

RT @pakinamamer: Did we think ridding ourselves of Mubarak would be easy? Look how long it took Frodo, Aragorn & co to topple Sauron #Jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@FreedomNow2011 no more than 500 [in front of presidential palace now]

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@sokkari just chants. Army fine. Numbers increasing

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Chants of PEACEFUL at presidential palace. Numbers increasing here #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

army police human barricade. Chants: army officer tell the truth r u my brother or not? Pres palace#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

protesters chant around high ranking army officer

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

officer moves forward and talks to protesters on the way

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

protesters expressing anger at army

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

very strange. High ranking officer walked in & around protesters, told them no photos and dont go near barbed wire, created commotion & left

11 Feb

 

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@ganzeer has poster template and spray paint making posters for every1. Very cool

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Crowd at pres palace seems upper middle class and posh. Less feisty than tahrir lot #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

NO thugs at presidential palace. AJ is wrong. Im right here

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Silverbeak its quite peaceful actually. Around 500 people and they r segmented

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Rouelshimi about 500

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Found a bathroom in neighborhood of presidential palace. The revolution WILL go on! Whew! That was close! #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AaronBBrown pres palace is PERFECT for protesting. There’s a Costa cafe just down street. Tahrir on other hand was deprived

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Pres palace peaceful. About 2000. Normal chanting. Dont trust reports of tension

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Field hospital just set up at presidential palace #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

How to spot a fellow tweep at a protest: he’s the other geeky looking dude frantically thumbing his cell phone buttons #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’d say there are about 5000 at pres palace now #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi

by NadiaE

You know you’re in trouble when: Iraq embassy in Cairo urges Iraqis to return home http://bit.ly/gf4LOP

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Army not threatening thousands gathered at presidential palace. If this continues they have my respect for that #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

hundreds just arrive at presidential palace #egypt #jan25

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Nayimooni mutazahireen masr algdeeda. Fayn ala7ya2 asha3biya yinqizo almuzahra ili 2udam al2asr? #egypt #jan25

11 Feb

 

Translation: The protesters of Heliopolis have put me to sleep. Where are the protesters of the slums to save this protest in front of the Presidential Palace?

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Protesters in front of pres palace just standing around socializing. This is what i get for protesting with upper middle class #egypt#jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@jonamorem posh neighborhood with real toilets ;-)

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@marwame there is one soldier on 1 building bas. Im not happy with AJ exaggerations today

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@AJArabic That is NOT factual AT ALL. I am at pres palace and there r NO thugs #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Not a single chant at pres palace. Posh upper middle class tires easily. We NEED tahrir lot here! #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Advice from a protester (me): never protest with the rich crowd. They aren’t angry enough. #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The thugs #AJ keeps reporting at pres palace is group of 30 posh-looking men & women chanting EGYPT. They just want others 2 stop protesting

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Group of young doctors just arrived at pres palace to staff field hospital here #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

blankets arrived at pres palace for sit in #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

New group arriving at pres palace

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Proper protesters arrive at pres palace! NOW we can have some fun! #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

HUGE cheers for the REAL protesters! Time to party! #jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@arwasm and I actually ululated (za3’ratna) we were so happy!#jan25 #egypt

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

2 helicopters just left pres palace #jan25

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Around 10,000 at pres palace now #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Thousands at pres palace and more pouring in #egypt #jan25

11 Feb

 

Just before sunset we heard that there would be a presidential statement. I called my sister and asked her to call me when the statement comes on TV and put the phone near the television set so I could hear it. I prayed the sunset prayer along with other protesters in front of the presidential palace. My phone rang. It was my sister. Suddenly the crowds started roaring. I couldn’t hear anything on the other end. “Aisha, what are you saying? Aisha? What are you saying? I can’t hear a thing,” I said. A voice eventually reached my ear. I heard my sister faintly as the roars in the crowds around me increased, “The president resigned!” I don’t remember shutting the phone. I looked up. People were jumping and waving their flags. People were chanting. Someone was yelling, “He resigned! He resigned!” And Arwa suddenly appeared from the middle of the crowd taking her own phone off her ear. “He resigned, Nadia! He resigned!” We hugged and cried and cried and cried. We told each other “This is for the martyrs! This is for the martyrs!” I hugged a woman I had been standing next to for most of the afternoon in front of the palace. We ululated at the top of our lungs – a sound of celebration typical of Egyptian weddings. I hugged another woman standing next to me who I didn’t know. A young man who we had forced to sit down next to us earlier because he was ill with a cold and had gone sleepless for nights in Tahrir fainted at the news of Mubarak’s resignation and was carried to the local field hospital. Arwa and I started our pilgrimage towards Tahrir Square to celebrate.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

ululation at pres palace! He resigned!

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Hugged complete strangers. Making a pilgrimage from pres palace to tahrir with thousands #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

streets crazy in heliopolis. Fireworks from balconies, honking cars, flags, chants, dancing #jan25

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Martyrs blood in egypt is NOT cheap! #jan25

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

EGYPT chanted everywhere #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This is the happiest day of all of our lives! Egypt’s birthday: January 25, 2011

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Egyptians revolution peacefully, in style and with a great sense of humor. I am so proud of my people! #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People chanting: Egypt is FREE! #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I have cried my heart out today. So happy we stood our ground and didnt let our martyrs down #jan25

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

3u2balkum ya 3arab!! #jan25

11 Feb

 

Translation: I hope you get your freedom next, my fellow Arabs!

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

People hugging army #jan25

11 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

signing off for awhile. @arwasm sick of me obsessing over twitter and telling me to celebrate wooohooo!

11 Feb

 

demaghmak Demagh MAK

by NadiaE

هاقول لولادي. انا من جيل الثورة. انا قمت بالثورة. انا غيرت مصر . و صنعت تاريخها#Jan25 #Tahrir #Egypt

11 Feb

 

Translation: I’m going to tell my children that I am of the generation of the revolution. I revolted. I changed Egypt. I made its history.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Took a taxi. What were we thinking wanting to walk from heliopolis to tahrir? Ya habibty ya masr! [My darling Egypt!]

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Today is the one day I won’t complain about #cairotraffic!

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I MUST thank followers from all over the world for all of your support!#jan25

11 Feb

Reuters Reuters Top News

by NadiaE

Swiss government freezes potential Mubarak assets in Switzerland -Foreign Ministry spokesman http://bit.ly/hHxpKq

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Cars parked 3 rows deep on 6 Oct bridge by tahrir party goers

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

In Tahrir some young men chant: 7anitgawiz! (we’ll finally be able to afford to get married) #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

A young man who camped in Tahrir past few days says in an astonished tone to friends: i’ll be sleeping in my own bed! #jan25

11 Feb

 

Egyptocracy Egyptocracy

by NadiaE

Egyptians aren’t only good at revolutions, we really know how to party. #Egypt #Jan25

11 Feb

 

monasosh monasosh

by NadiaE

The least the world could do for Egyptians now is allow us free entrance to any country wtout the burden of applying for a visa :D#Jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I hope the Egyptians have shown the world that vast majority of Arabs represent non-violence #egypt #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I should go get myself a voting card now! #jan25

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@sandragionas Don’t think I’ll manage in time. So tired and must write an article before I go to bed. So so so tired.

11 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Time for much needed sleep. Good night my beloved Egypt. Tomorrow will be the first day of a new life for us all. #jan25

11 Feb

 

Ms_Asal Nada Hashish

by NadiaE

RT @TheSherio: من ميدان التحرير إلي اخواتنا في الدول الشقيقة: حد عنده ريس مزعله قبل ما نروح؟ #copied

11 Feb

 

Translation: From Tahrir Square to our brothers in the Arab world: Do any ofyou have a president you aren’t happy with before we go home?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The day after…

M_ElMotasem Mohamed Motasem

by NadiaE

احنا اسقطنا النظام في اجازة نص السنة

12 Feb

 

Translation: We toppled the regime during mid-year holidays.

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The feeling in my body is like I’ve just been up a mountain and down and now it’s time for convalescence #jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

An amazing thing happened yesterday. My country is free. For the first time in its history it is free. (cont)

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

This came about in the most wonderful way. We did not have a military coup. A foreign country did not invade us to bring us democracy (cont)

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Normal people like you and me went out to the streets peacefully and demanded their freedom. An amazing thing happened yesterday.

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Those normal people were faced with tremendous hardship in the process. At times they were attacked with brute police force and some died…

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Some were faced with sleeping in the cold on the ground and in the rain

12 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

And so many others left their work and their families and walked on foot every day for 18 days to demand their freedom

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

It worked! We are FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Today our country starts with a totally clean slate! Isn’t that the coolest thing? #jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@alleskleber_ We removed a dictator. We can do the rest!

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I’m an Egyptian revolutionary! I helped topple a dictator! #jan25#egypt

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@phi48 Next we build our country and make it great!

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@Rangeeni My father is very very very happy. Thank you for asking!

12 Feb

EquationDoc EquationDoc

by Nadia

@NadiaE How about a line of kids T-shirts, like “My mom toppled a dictator and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!” #Egypt #Jan25

12 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@EquationDoc I LOVE that idea!

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Beautiful Egypt revolutionary song (Arabic)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgw_zfLLvh8&feature=player_embedded#at=25 #jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I am so proud of #Egypt‘s youth. I am SO proud of them #egypt#jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

So does this mean I can put my tear gas bandanna and rock climbing helmet away for good? #jan25 #egypt

12 Feb

 

omyusof عثمان

by NadiaE

@NadiaE @arwasm Cairo to Algiers… ALGERIAN PROTEST STARTING Follow the hashtag #Feb12 for updates on #Algeria

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@dooolism @arwasm We really SHOULD get together more often! Look at what we do when meet up on a leisurely Tuesday afternoon!

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@pakinamamer and Paki, just for your info, Egyptians can topple evil dictators much faster than Frodo, Aragon, et al ;-)

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Special salute to fellow revolutionaries in Suez, Alexandria, New Valley, Sinai and everywhere else Egyptians stood for their rights#jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

I can’t stop shedding tears. The tears won’t stop. Tears for those who died mainly. And tears of happiness and hope of new beginnings #jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Scene I wont forget from yesterday: young man who camped in Tahrir was ill with cold & no sleep for 3 nights fainted when Mubarak resigned

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Do y’all think it’s all right to add “toppled a dictator” to my CV? Shows I can work in teams, I’m a perfectionist, and get the job done.

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

The short video I shot from in front of Mubarak’s presidential palace once we heard he had resigned http://bit.ly/dGKKKg #egypt #jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

@caiyuhui I ululated even though I’m very bad at it!

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Pictures I took the day Mubarak resigned (from in front of his presidential palace) http://on.fb.me/hSH3Hd #jan25 #egypt

12 Feb

 

AhmedFatah Ahmed Abd El-Fatah

by NadiaE

من أهم مطالب ثوار مصر الان ان القذافي يوجه كلمة لشعب مصر .. من حقنا نضحك ونفرفش #jan25

12 Feb

Translation: One of the most important demands of the Egyptian revolutionaries now is that Gaddafi addresses the Egyptian people. It’s our right to have a good laugh.

kalimakhus Tamer Mowafy

by NadiaE

مش المفروض إنن نطالب الجيش بإتاحة حرية تكوين الأحزاب و الجمعيات و النقابات إلخ .. المفروض نبادر فعليا و نعلن إنشاء كياناتنا المستقلة

12 Feb

Translation: We shouldn’t demand that the army gives us the freedom to form political parties, NGOs and syndicates. We should just go ahead and do it.

Sarahngb Sarahngb

by NadiaE

In retrospect, it’s so funny how Mubarak thought of trying just one last time. hahahha

12 Feb

 

Hisham_G Hisham

by NadiaE

Reuters citing military sources: Former Egyptian Information Minister has been put under house arrest #Jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Going soon on a business trip I thought I’d need to cancel. Can’t wait to see if I’ll be treated as a suspected terrorist at airports #jan25

12 Feb

 

ZeinabSamir Zeinab Samir

by NadiaE

RT @maverickzz: RT @YFarahat: RT @Cethura: Algerian protestors being beaten NOW. Hope our Egyptian friends will also tweet for us. #Algeria

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Story I wrote for Yahoo! News today: Inside Egypt’s Tahrir Square: “I helped topple a dictator!” http://yhoo.it/ej8fuI #jan25 #egypt

12 Feb

 

arwasm Arwa Mahmoud

by NadiaE

Have you ever seen this lion statue shine more? #jan25 #egypt#tahrir http://yfrog.com/h050vucj

12 Feb

 

arwasm Arwa Mahmoud

by NadiaE

Cleaning up statues! #jan25 #egypt #tahrir http://yfrog.com/hsf6tbdj

12 Feb

 

arwasm Arwa Mahmoud

by NadiaE

Entering #tahrir and cheering with the broom! #jan25 #egypthttp://yfrog.com/h73wbacj

12 Feb

 

arwasm Arwa Mahmoud

by NadiaE

Fixing the pavements we broke after using them as stones to protect ourselves! #jan25 #egypt http://yfrog.com/h2lcsqj

12 Feb

 

arwasm Arwa Mahmoud

by NadiaE

And painting them! #jan25 #egypt http://yfrog.com/h4x6rqj

12 Feb

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Friend just told me he wants to get me a T-shirt saying “Don’t mess with me. I toppled a dictator.” LOVE it! #jan25 #egypt

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

http://ismubarakstillpresident.com/ #egypt #jan25

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Has there been any word on where Mubarak is? I’ve been out of the loop today. #jan25 #egypt

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Hilarious! http://www.facebook.com/TheGuyBehindOmarSuleiman#jan25 #egypt

12 Feb

 

NadiaE Nadia El-Awady

Saw a picture of a man holding a poster that says: “Come back, Mubarak. We were just joking.” #jan25 #egypt

13 Feb

 

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2 comments

  1. Hi,

    Thank you for the enormous amount of work that must have gone into this.

    That last one is very, very funny.

    (It really can’t be a good day when 20M people show up at your door to tell you they hate you!)

    Love and peace happy Egyptian,

    Suzanne El Naggar

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