tarekshalaby@tarekshalabyJust arrived to Cairo and came straight to Giza. With me are @3effat (whose phone's dead) and @3zoozaSun, May 15 2011 16:05:02ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/tarekshalaby/status/69901129550544897— tarekshalaby (@tarekshalaby)Sun, May 15 2011 16:05:02
After getting there, @tarekshalaby, a blogger in Cairo, began streaming video from his phone using a service called Bambuser.com.
acarvin@acarvinTurn this on NOW. RT @tarekshalaby: Israel embassy, Giza - tear gas - LIVE at bit.ly/mI1sb6Sun, May 15 2011 17:27:00ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69921754948177920— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:27:00
This is the replay of the live stream, which has more than 4,200 views:
You can hear screams and gunfire throughout the video. At one point the screen goes blank (likely because @tarekshalaby put his phone in his pocket), but the audio continues.
@acarvin tweets as he listens live.
acarvin@acarvinOK, this is getting terrifying. #egyptSun, May 15 2011 17:27:34ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69921900733792256— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:27:34
acarvin@acarvinHearing machine gun fire. #egyptSun, May 15 2011 17:27:59ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69922004777713664— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:27:59
acarvin@acarvinAnd all of a sudden the shooting stops and now I hear cheezy music. Cell phone ringing? Jesus, @tarekshalaby, are you ok? #egyptSun, May 15 2011 17:28:38ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69922168951160832— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:28:38
acarvin@acarvinYes, I think he's secretly streaming live from his pocket. RT @mxbw: @acarvin so the image is pitch black for you too?Sun, May 15 2011 17:30:47ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69922708846149632— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:30:47
acarvin@acarvinSomeone please go to the live stream and translate in real time, PLEASE! bit.ly/mI1sb6Sun, May 15 2011 17:32:02ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69923023502852096— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:32:02
acarvin@acarvinThe livestream just went dead. Oh God. #egyptSun, May 15 2011 17:33:44ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69923449400852480— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:33:44
acarvin@acarvinI think we just listened to @mosaaberizing and @tarekshalaby getting arrested. Don't know for sure but they've gone silent.Sun, May 15 2011 17:35:55ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69924000276561920— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:35:55
acarvin@acarvin@norashalaby His stream just went dead. Scrambling to find out anything I can. #egyptSun, May 15 2011 17:36:15ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69924085353816064— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:36:15
acarvin@acarvinIt sounded like they were within vicinity of each other at least RT @Gsquare86: was with @TarekShalaby ? RT @mosaaberizing: they got usSun, May 15 2011 17:38:35ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69924671264526336— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:38:35
AmrAlzain@AmrAlzain@acarvin voice saying "get up, hands behind your head"Sun, May 15 2011 17:38:25ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/AmrAlzain/status/69924629074018304— AmrAlzain (@AmrAlzain)Sun, May 15 2011 17:38:25
RajaAlthaibani@RajaAlthaibani@acarvin Soldier:"get up from here! Listen to what I'm saying!"Sun, May 15 2011 18:09:56ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/RajaAlthaibani/status/69932562453241856— RajaAlthaibani (@RajaAlthaibani)Sun, May 15 2011 18:09:56
Pacinthe@Pacinthe@acarvin Prior to that, commands to get on their knees, get in line, listen to orders. Sounds like you may be right.Sun, May 15 2011 17:37:44ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/Pacinthe/status/69924458151952384— Pacinthe (@Pacinthe)Sun, May 15 2011 17:37:44
ysalah@ysalah@acarvin he just said "why are some people looking up?" = they're face down on the groundSun, May 15 2011 17:31:57ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/ysalah/status/69923001491132416— ysalah (@ysalah)Sun, May 15 2011 17:31:57
acarvin@acarvinMy hands won't stop shaking. God damn itSun, May 15 2011 17:51:06ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69927820004040704— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:51:06
ysalah@ysalah@acarvin tarek: we're surrounded army "hands on ur head, ev1 on their knees!" fire "do as i say!" "get up!" fire "stand up" "get back down"Sun, May 15 2011 17:50:08ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/ysalah/status/69927579376824320— ysalah (@ysalah)Sun, May 15 2011 17:50:08
acarvin@acarvinListening to it again I think @Tarekshalaby's phone was in a security officer's pocket! Could be why we hear ringtone, phone vibration.Sun, May 15 2011 17:58:04ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69929575857131521— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 17:58:04
acarvin@acarvinCan someone confirm that police/army guy makes a reference to his phone/camera right before video goes dark? bit.ly/kJVE3cSun, May 15 2011 18:02:14ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/acarvin/status/69930624823205888— acarvin (@acarvin)Sun, May 15 2011 18:02:14
norashalaby@norashalabyConfirmed. Friend called from scene and said that @tarekshalaby has been arrested by the armySun, May 15 2011 17:58:07ReplyRetweetFavoritehttp://twitter.com/norashalaby/status/69929587416645632— norashalaby (@norashalaby)Sun, May 15 2011 17:58:07
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