Analysts distant from Egypt street
As the fighter jets rumbled into the distance on Sunday afternoon, an Egyptian woman aged 71 brought her daughter to me in Tahrir Square to translate a question. She wanted to know what I thought of yet another day of energetic protests? I told her it didn’t matter what I think - what does she think? Her daughter said to me, “She just wants to know why he won’t leave?”
Heba Fatma Morayef, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, reports on the mood in the square, before the new tank unit moved in. I’m in Tahrir Square and there must be 7,000 people already, a festive mood inside the square, families, a few with children and many women, veiled and unveiled. That shows people feel safe. People are chanting enthusiastically, “Get out!”, aimed at...
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