The Revolution of Standing up to the Government

Whence the Revolution begins to describe events that occurred in Cairo, Egypt among policemen and bus drivers.  The policemen were beating bus drivers at their free will and would record it to send to other bus drivers to make it clear that the cops would continue to do as they pleased.  However, this caused a change in how Egyptian workers, journalists, and bloggers have handled these types of situations.  This infamous video made its way to a blogger, and it is then that the video went viral.  Thanks to technology, two of the officers involved were charged and convicted, receiving three-year prison terms.  At this point in time, justice was served!

Up until this point, the Egyptians wouldn’t dare challenge their police or blame them for any wrongdoing.  “And it’s even rarer that the culprits have been punished.”  This uprising was sparked by the Tunisian revolution, which consisted of workers’ strikes and protests,

“the explosion of the Internet as a rallying megaphone for dissent about government abuse, corruption, and a vampire economy where a few flourish while many struggle; and a growing willingness by reporters, writers, and human-rights groups to tell the truth in the face of great risks.”

For our society here in America, this behavior seems almost appalling (since we do have those rare occasions of this type of behavior).  It’s hard to believe that the Egyptian people had to deal with this on a daily basis and wouldn’t do anything to stop it.  It worries me to think that if it wasn’t for the technology we have today, Egypt would still be in the same restricted situation as it once was; police with their exaggerated free will and no one challenging them.  This revolution was definitely for the better of Egypt and for its government.

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