May 22, 2013
Dispatches From Cairo: Victory Celebration
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
But now …
I am back in Maadi. Leaving Tahrir was slow through the millions, now looking somehow glazed behind their cheers, and more pouring in, victory-honking traffic from all of Egypt it seems, coming the other way, cheering and wanting to taste the victory massing. My friend Jehan was feeling unwell and Amr has a TV show to air tonight, so we left. Amr says he might want to return later if he finishes early, as the festivities will surely last all night despite the midnight curfew; we shall see. I will let you know later if I do [stay through the night].
Now I’m at my old place, my old roommates have gone to Alexandria and I am still moving out some stuff. There is some victory-celebration overflow in the square below—honking and chanting and still a tank there protecting. There are some shots outside—I don’t know what it is, it is coming from the square, I hope it is just the soldiers firing in the air as a reminder that they are keeping order. I will go out and check in a moment.
Talk to you later, my friends. Victory. Liberation. It’s not over yet.
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