A Massive Hit-And-Run

by Chris Bodenner

Al Jazeera digs up a video supposedly shot last Friday:

Here's another video from Egypt's "Day of Rage" on January 28 shows a vehicle ploughing over protesters. The person who posted the clip claims it is a diplomatic vehicle that "ran over more than 20 people" but we can't verify these details at this time.

I realize that posting horrific clips like this runs the risk of indulging in disaster porn. But such rare glimpses of raw violence is the only way for many of us to appreciate the real costs of these protests and see through the statistics. Besides, the rage and desperation displayed by the crowd after the car attack feels more compelling than the blatant shock value of the beginning.

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