"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)

Koshary! Food of the (poor) people! They won’t let you eat it in Al Azhar Park, but you can damn well eat it in Tahrir Square while demanding the resignation of the ruling regime!

(Source: The Atlantic, via soupsoup)

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