Footage of the battle on Qasr-al-Nil Bridge between police and revolutionaries and ordinary people. The footage is shot from the top of a hotel where a group of journalists are watching the events unfold. The people gather at around 3:00 pm to reach Tahrir Square, the main center for all revolutionary activity. Tear gas shells, water cannons and firing are used to push people to the other side of bridge.
This is the first video of a series of 8-9 videos shot by Lina Attalah of Qasr-al-Nil Bridge on 28th January. An account of the events of this day can be found in Egyptian Hopes Converged in Fight for Cairo Bridge, Kareem Fahim, New York Times, January 28, 2011
Available on line at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/world/middleeast/29cairo.html
The vital energy of Arab Spring that spread from Tunisia, to Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and other corners of the Arab world can be glimpsed in this footage.