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Egyptian Activists: We Are Happy to See Occupy Wall Street Movement Stand Up For Justice - YouTube

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Uploaded by yt-account democracynow on Oct 27, 2011 - A pair of Egyptian police officers were sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for the beating death of 28 year-old man. The 2010 killing of Khaled Said helped to spark the Egyptian revolution that ultimately toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak. The officers were both charged with manslaughter. Members of Said's family and pro-democracy protesters argued the sentence was too light. Two Egyptian youth leaders, Ahmed Maher and Basem Fathy, are interviewed on Democracy Now! about Egypt after the fall of Mubarak, as well as the growing protests they have witnessed n the United States. "Regarding the Occupy movement ... we are — in the April 6th Movement and the activists in Egypt — standing for very clear values: social justice and democracy, and justice in general," says Fathy. "We're going to support this everywhere, and let's say frankly, that we're happy for finding the people trying to correct the bad way of democracy, even in the United States."

For the complete transcript, podcast, and for additional Democracy Now! reports on the Egyptian revolution and the Occupy movement sweeping the U.S. and around the world, visit
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