Egypt Protesters Water Cannon Video: Clash With Water Cannon
Egypt Protesters Clash With Water Cannon Video A Powerful Visual Of Unrest In Egypt
It is a video that is getting played on computer screens worldwide: protesters in Egypt confronting a police water cannon truck.
The footage, which appears to have been shot from a tall office building or block of flats in the capital, shows an armoured vehicle approaching a group of protesters before dispatching its non-fatal weapon.
However, the protesters largely steer clear of the jet of water and respond by vandalising the water pipe so that it fires directly upwards.
The video clip of the clashes comes after Egyptian security officials confirmed as many as 200 protesters have been detained amid the anti-government, Tunisia-inspired protests demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.
One is remarkable about the protesters confronting the water canon truck is uncertainty of the camera person - unable to chose whether to stay with protesters clashing with water canon or whether to pan away to other protest footage.
Protesters Tear Down Hosni Mubarak Poster Video
There other compelling images of the protesters in Egypt of course - the video of protesters tearing down the image of President Hosni Mubarak - a brave gesture indeed.
Then there is a general protest video that shows the scale at which protesters in Egypt are using cell phone cameras and video cameras to document the unrest, fascinating stuff.