Friday, January 28th, also known as "day of rage", where Egyptians overcame their fear and faced the brutality of the police force that tried to stop their peaceful protest against a corrupted regime. Cairo, Egypt. 28/01/2011
Angry Friday was the decisive day in the Egyptian protest which turned to be a revolution, the most violent day from the police force who withdrew at the end of day after 300 Egyptians were killed while protesting, this is when the Military forces started to spread to stabilize the situation.
Egyptians broke their fear and struggled to express their opposition against the regime. Their will stood against tear-gas, rubber bullets and live bullets.
One of the protesters tried to hit the vodafone store with a stone, while other protesters took hold of him to prevent him from any act of vandalism, insisting to keep it a peaceful protest by raising their hands against the store while yelling "keep it safe". on that same Friday, all three main cellphone networks at around 10:00 am cut down all communication, preventing the people from all sorts of contact.
Protesters tried to reach Tahrir square through the narrow side streets, in which the security forces took advantage by throwing teargas bombs at protesters to disperse their movement. one of the teargas bombs hit the third floor of a residential block preventing its residents from escaping the building. After a while a fire engine arrived with only two firemen, protesters jumped in for assistance by pulling the water ropes to hand it to the fireman, and holding the ladder to bring down the residents safely, and most importantly forming a human shield to protect the fireman from being attacked or interrupted.
Ironically some police forces suffered from teargas inhalation and were saved by the protesters (one taken into a mosque to be saved); others were saved by protesters after being cornered in one of the streets, yet the police abuse continued for 2 hours.
By the end of the day, all protesters were enabled to access and gather in Tahrir square, while all police cars and vans who stepped over protesters and fired at them were burned.