If you had any doubt that the current anti-government protests in Egypt are a serious deal, look no further than this video. Taken by a military helicopter on June 30th, the first day of protests that called for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi's, this riveting footage shows crowds completely filling Cairo's Tahrir Square and the roads leading to it, including the Qasr al-Nil bridge. From time to time, bursts of green laser light emerge from the crowds below, seeking to ward off the helicopter. Reuters estimated that 500,000 people occupied the square on Sunday.
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