Tahrir Square is cordoned off with barbwire and full of protesters. One young man tried to give us a menacing look but he was B-level protester. Another fellow shook my hand and said, “Welcome to Egypt. Please take photos of the pyramids, not this,” and waved to a burned-bus.
We were thinking how amazing it is that we’re so isolated from all this in Luxor and the desert. As it turns out, this will be the only day that the square is sectioned off like this. Further protests we witnessed were relatively mild.
Or so we thought until we read the news. In any case, we visited the Egyptian Museum today, which was more fun than silly old complainers anyway.