Tag Archives: Tahrir Square

Ghandi would be proud

Those Egyptian protestors are remarkable people. The spark of anger following Mubarak’s speech has moderated itself. They seem to have pulled back from violence once again, as they gear up for the 18th day. Reader pino tells me he lived and worked in Egypt and isn’t optimistic.  But these are brave determined people, and my admiration for their restraint grows by the day.

It’s officially frightening now

Mubarak isn’t stepping down. Whether that’s the right or wrong move, I honestly don’t know. But the crowd in Tahrir Square is already exhibiting the characteristics of an angry mob. They’ve gone from full of hope to anger in mere minutes. (This is an almost unimaginably huge mob.)

UPDATE: Richard Engle just reported that protestors have begun a march to the Presidential Palace. He does add, however, that they may be directing their main efforts and energy toward an even larger march tomorrow.