This video is spreading like wildfire on the Egyptian Web. The scene takes place on Tuesday, January 25 on Kasr el-Aini, one of Cairo’s main avenues leading up to Tahrir square, where tens of thousands of people gathered to protest in the late afternoon. At 1 min 20 secs in the video, a protester single-handedly blocks an armoured vehicle wielding a water canon. The image is eerily reminiscent of that of the legendary student of Tiananmen Square
, who in 1989 had stood up to Chinese Red Army tanks.