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"Tank Man" stood alone in the path of soldiers moving into Tienanmen Square more than two decades ago,
an Egyptian protester this afternoon obstructed an advancing water cannon unit in the streets of Cairo. The video below shows the event. As of this writing, Egypt has blocked Twitter and 3 are dead amidst calls for President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. There are reports the president's family has fled the country.
Early reactions on the part of authorities were muted. We see again what is always the case with repressive regimes. When you loose the yoke of real tyranny, even very briefly, it does not take long for a people to bare their anger and their bravery.