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article imageFormer activist in Egypt speaks to protesters in Turkey (video)

By Anne Sewell     Jun 3, 2013 in World
Mihalis Eleftheriou, former activist in the Occupy Buffer Zone movement in Cyprus who was also involved in the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square, sent a message of both solidarity and warning to activists in Turkey.
Eleftheriou has experienced the revolution in Egypt and has knowledge of the politics that sprung out of that revolution.
He has been watching the events in Turkey and made a short video to explain to the Turks about the Egyptian revolution and warn them what they can expect from their own uprising.
He says on his Facebook page:
"it would be amazing if friends in Egypt can make short videos for the Turks explaining what happened in the Egyptian revolution, how the power was stolen after the revolution, what SCAF did to destabilize and divide, what MB did, what to be aware of... Warn your brothers and sisters about what happened after Tahrir, because the news only saw the 'glorious revolution' and not much about afterwards. I will do it too. We don't want the same to happen in Turkey. if the Turkish people win, its a win for all of us. Taksim is looking just like Tahrir, it would be a tragic shame to see the PM step down, and see people going home believing in a simple victory. as we learnt [sic] in Egypt, if the protests bring something, it is not a victory but a new way of life in which people must take the power themselves, not trust it to go anywhere else please share this status and lets get some DIALOGUE between Egypt and Turkey. peace and love."
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