Protester in Egypt Stands Up to Water Cannon

Hillary Clinton urges government to put reforms into place
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2011 1:30 PM CST

(Newser) – A YouTube video out of Egypt with shades of Tiananmen Square is getting some buzz today, notes the Telegraph. It shows a protester in Cairo standing up to an approaching water cannon and forcing it to stop, at least temporarily. Eventually, the truck continued moving forward. As the unrest continues for a second day, Hillary Clinton urged the government of Hosni Mubarak to allow peaceful protests, keep Facebook and Twitter open to all, and enact "political, economic and social reforms to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people," reports al-Jazeera.

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