Protests in Egypt Captured in Dramatic, On-the-Scene Videos

January 26, 2011

Massive gatherings of anti-government protesters swelled Tuesday in Africa's largest city as Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo and other major Egyptian cities for what's being called "the largest demonstration in Egypt in a generation," a great deal of which was captured by bystanders documenting the events on cell phones and cameras and posting them to YouTube.

The most iconic of the videos, which we featured yesterday, has drawn over half a million views so far. The largest gatherings captured were in Tahrir square, which is a focus of some of the more dramatic video. In the playlist below, which is composed of some of the most popular clips as well as those curated by The NYTimes' Lede and Storyful, you can see the crowd grow in large numbers and reportedly be broken up with the use of gas canisters:

(Use the arrows to navigate between videos or watch them all here.)

We will be monitoring for new footage to update from Wednesday's events...