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Though I am back in the U.S., I still have videos from Tahrir Square that I haven't posted yet. These are from the last Friday in May. This was the first time I'd stayed at the protest in the Square into the evening. The crowd was smaller then but the atmosphere was something special. Walking around the grassy area in the middle of the square, I saw people recognizing friends and going to hug them and others sitting on picnic blankets in small groups talking. Though I wasn't alive for the protests in the 60's in the U.S., I imagine this was what Central Park in New York was probably like after a big protest day. The discussions and connections continue and these conversations are part of the rebuilding, part of creating a new vision for Egypt where people can voice their political opinions without fear and can participate meaningfully in helping their country to evolve.
This first video is of a friend of mine from school.
This father was holding a newborn baby.
Here is the link for this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smJopzKuR34
This young woman, a doctor if I remember correctly, was one of the many Egyptians who had not involved in politics before the revolution but then went to the Square because she decided she could no longer stand on the side lines.