Protesters Are Awesome: Look at This Beautiful Video of Today's "Day of Cleaning" in Egypt Protesters Are Awesome: Look at This Beautiful Video of Today's "Day of Cleaning" in Egypt
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Protesters Are Awesome: Look at This Beautiful Video of Today's "Day of Cleaning" in Egypt

by Cord Jefferson

February 13, 2011

In the past few weeks, during a slew of major anti-government protests, Egyptians have gathered by the millions for demonstrations called the "Day of Rage" and the "Day of Millions." Today, just 24 hours after finally forcing hated dictator Hosni Mubarak from office, Egyptians are not resting on their laurels. Though they certainly deserve some relaxation, the people are out in droves once more, this time for the "Day of Cleaning."

Centering around Tahrir Square in Cairo, men and women of all ages united to clean up the litter that's gathered over the past month, when municipal workers found it impossible to clean around the crowds. "We're taking care of the square, and then we'll clean up the whole country," Mohammed El Tayeb told AOL News. "This is a beautiful country. Now it's ours and we're going to take care of it."

Cleaning crews wore signs reading simply, "Sorry for the disturbance, we're building Egypt."

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Protesters Are Awesome: Look at This Beautiful Video of Today's "Day of Cleaning" in Egypt