"The square has emptied out since the afternoon but it’s still a great atmosphere, a sense of solidarity, and very well-behaved – people are sitting around bonfires, or walking around picking up rubbish. Crowds who find occasional looters drag them over to the soldiers and hand them over. And no sexual harassment – which is not the norm downtown, especially when there are big groups gathering! We’re happy to be eating koshary – thank goodness vendors are still selling street food because we’re starving."

Heba Morayef, still blogging from Tahir Square, Cairo (via technipol)

(The nature of the protests keeps me optimistic so far. There have also been reports that these “looters” are actually undercover police trying to legitimise the protestors.)

(Source: The Atlantic, via theatlantic)

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