I surmised that they were from Tahrir and had spent a wet night in the rain and mud! Obviously the turn out had not been fantastic during the night and now they were out trying to wake up the streets and encourage them to go to Tahrir! However, other than myself and the doormen of the various buildings in the street – nobody had gotten out of bed to investigate!
I went on Twitter to see the updates on Tahrir….not much but someone was circulating a photo that was supposed to be taken in Tahrir at 3am – someone not even in the country!!! A photo with blue banners which looked familiar…..hmmmm To cut a long story short I headed to Tahrir at 10am and took the following photos there between 10 and 11am when I left – didn’t feel any atmosphere there apart from the guys on 3 different platforms who were doing their best to whip up the crowd – wasn’t working very well at that time of the morning. As I left the streets going to Tahrir had started to fill up whereas they had been empty an hour earlier. The sun was now shining and more encouraging!
Oh, that photo with the blue banner on Twitter – it was from last year. I had a good look around for it this morning – not there, neither were the crowds it portrayed – maybe the banners and the ppl had gone for breakfast…who knows?
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