One of the entrances into the Square
The morning of 6th February, I think. The army failed to clear the Square the day before and people were coming in with more confidence.
People were sleeping wherever they could at this stage, but as the days passed, proper tents and awnings were set up.
People made their own signs, mainly asking Mubarak to go, but also demanding an end to corruption, to police brutality, looking for unity between Christians and Muslims, better health and jobs.
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This girl's brother had been shot by the police in the Square. There were photos of the people who had died the previous week all around the Tahrir Square. There was always an awareness that the place should be treated with respect, because so many young people had died there.
Last edited by C. Flower; 03-03-2011 at 12:35 PM.
There were newspapers everywhere... the main ones were stuck up on hoardings, so that everyone could read them.
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The entrances to the Square were all occupied by tanks, but also had civilian security, both to stop the army and to prevent attacks by the police and pro-Mubarak thugs.
Every day people brought new signs and thousands of others walked around reading them and taking photos of them, mainly on their phones. My sign is in there somewhere.
Signs about police brutality, demanding the withdrawal of the army and a civilian government -