In this interview with the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict, co-founder of Egypt’s April 6 Movement Ahmed Salah talks about what strategies and tactics they employed, how they dealt with state violence, what role the internet and social media played in sparking the uprising and what the next steps are for Egyptians. To read a transcript of the interview, click here.
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