Egypt, Revolutionary Dispatches

One week anniversary.

Today is the one week anniversary of the “Day of Anger”. Woke up this morning with out any sounds of violence, no bottle breaking or gun shots, first day in a while. The streets are empty of the roving bands of “protectors” that were present most of yesterday, the road blocks are mostly gone and groups of demonstrators are moving toward Tahrir carrying supplies. They are identifiable because we recognize some of them, they are bandaged and they show unflagging support of the anti-government protest in the square. People are smiling and laughing again, even at strangers, this is the Egypt I know. Unfortunately at the same time most of the foreign community, expats and refugees alike, are more and more urgently seeking to flee the country. The last few days have shaken those who were before steadfast. Keep in mind that this is exactly what the government was trying to achieve.

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