The Egyptian Revolution
The Egyptian revolution was as magnificent event. It was a great step towards freedom and democracy. This revolution was considered by the whole world to be one of the greatest revolutions of modern world history. It has restored dignity and respect to Egypt and Egyptians as a whole. However, this revolution is far from over. There are still plenty of obstacles ahead, which is normal following any revolution that occurred throughout history. These obstacles and immediate effects are: the instability which could be felt everywhere in the country, the financial problems which have affected the economy of the entire country, as well as the different and sometimes clashing point of views between Egyptian citizens on how the country should move forward.
The first effect of the revolution is the instability which is felt everywhere in the country. Such instability occurred due to the lack of security and loss of trust in police after their violence against protestors during the early stages of the revolution. Despite the peaceful attitude of the protestors throughout the early days, police were very cruel in the way they handled the situation, killing almost 800 people and injuring many more. A journalist for Al Ahram Newspaper reporter Lina El-Wardani was an eye-witness to this brutality, she writes: “The demonstrators, who were mostly young people not affiliated with any political party, were walking peacefully down the corniche (save for their chanting) when suddenly a group of police thugs stopped them, started firing tear gas grenades, and began fiercely beating down on everyone, chasing them as they tried to get away.” (El-Wardani, par. 2). In addition to this many dangerous criminals managed to escape from prisons and police offices. This resulted in increasing robbery and crime rates, and made people feel less secure. Furthermore, the remnants of the old regime are still trying to overcome the revolution by creating chaos...
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