What A Trip!
By: Jehan Alfarra
My Trip to Cairo was more than I had ever expected!! I am content, however 🙂 I arrived to Cairo on the 19th of January. On the 25th, it all started- the Egyptians finally erupted. I am proud to say I have witnessed one of the greatest revolutions of our time!
This is my documentation of events up until Feb, 3. The rest is yet to be uploaded.
Passion is jumping out of the eyes and mouths of the anti-mubarak demonstrations. The pro-mubarak demonstrations were so much for a joke lol
The 28th of January was called “Day of Rage”. Hundreds of thousands of anti-government/anti-Mubarak protesters flooded the streets of Egypt, and in Cairo, the Tahrir Square was the center for these demonstrations. Although the demonstrators shouted “PEACEFUL” throughout their protests, the police gave them a deaf ear. Throughout the day, the police used rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons to dismiss the demonstrators even during evening prayers. A 6pm-7am curfew was issued by the government, but was ignored by protesters. These violent clashes left hundreds dead and government buildings set ablaze.
During that period:
TV was my new addiction.
Prisoners escaped (or were purposely released as some argue) and outlaws were making use of the situation, and the police had disappeared even before the military took over. This is what happened in our block:
They were really brave and stopped a few attacks on our block. Never loved Egyptian men so much! Haha
Egyptians continued to protect their families and areas day and night. The Egyptian army was and still is so beautiful as well 🙂