Egypt Protester's Tiananmen Square-Like Defiance

Protester defies government troops during anti-government demonstraiton in Egypt. Scene was reminiscent of famous one during Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China. CBS

The Egyptian government flooded the streets of the capital city of Cairo and other cities with riot police Wednesday to deal with street protesters demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 29 years of authoritarian rule.

Art least four people have been killed in the violence.

The Egyptian demonstrators were inspired by similar protests in Tunisia, which forced that country's president from office.

And, as Jeff Glor reported on "The Early Shopw," amateur video from one of the protests evoked memories of the famous actions of a single protester amid the protests in China's Tiananmaen Square in 1989. He stook singlehandedly - and unsuccessfully - against government tanks.

In Eqypt - it was one man against a water cannon:

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