4th Horseman of The Apocalypse Broadcast on Live TV
MSNBC broadcasted Live during the riots in Tahrir Square in Egypt. 4th Horseman of The Apocalypse was caught on Live television and broadcast throughout the region so no photo-shopping could have occurred.
2011 Egyptian Revolution
Tahrir Square was the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution against former president Hosni Mubarak. Over 50,000 protesters first occupied the square on 25 January, during which the area’s wireless services were reported to be impaired. In the following days, Tahrir Square continued to be the primary destination for protests in Cairo. On 29 January, Egyptian fighter aircraft flew low over the people gathered in the square. On 30 January, the seventh day of the protests, PIK BBC and other correspondents reported that the number of demonstrators had grown to at least 100,000, and on 31 January, Al Jazeera correspondents reported that the demonstrations had grown to at least 250,000 people.
On 1 February, Al Jazeera reported that more than one million protesters peacefully gathered in the square and adjacent streets. However, such media reports that so many people congregated in Cairo’s largest public square are believed to be exaggerated for political purposes and, according to Stratfor‘s analysis, the real number of gathered protesters never exceeded 300,000 people.
The square became established as a focal point and a symbol for the ongoing Egyptian democracy demonstrations. On 2 February, violence erupted between the pro-Mubarak and pro-democracy demonstrators there, followed by the 3 February ‘Friday of Departure’ demonstration, one of the named “day of” events centered in the square. Within a week, due to international media coverage, the image and name of Tahrir Square became known worldwide.
4th Horseman of The Apocalypse Interpretation
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are figures in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Bible, a piece of apocalypse literature written by John of Patmos. They are not specifically identified there but subsequent commentary often identifies them as personifications of Death, Famine, War, and Conquest.
Revelation 6 tells of a book or scroll in God’s right hand that is sealed with seven seals. The Lamb of God/Lion of Judah opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and green horses.
In John’s revelation the first horseman rides a white horse, carries a bow, and is given a crown as a figure of conquest, perhaps invoking pestilence, Christ, or the Antichrist. The second carries a sword and rides a red horse as the creator of (civil) war, conflict, and strife. The third, a food merchant, rides a black horse symbolizing famine and carries the scales. 4th Horseman of The Apocalypse and final horse is green, upon it rides Death, accompanied by Hades. “They were given authority over a quarter of the Earth, to kill with sword, famine and plague, and by means of the beasts of the Earth.”
Christianity sometimes interprets the Four Horsemen as a vision of harbingers of the Last Judgment, setting a divine end-time upon the world.
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