Tahrir Square, Cairo

Today was a beautiful day in Cairo, and since I’ve been stuck indoors for several days with a head cold, I decided to walk to Tahrir Square about six blocks away.

The streets downtown are busy with window shoppers. There are big sales advertised in most stores. 40% 50% 60% off!

Tahrir Square is quiet at 3 PM.  A small group is standing, listening to a very impassioned speaker on the platform.  Other small groups of people (mostly men)  are sitting and engaged in conversations.  Oh I wish I understood Arabic!

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Even without the language, I understand two messages clearly.  President Morsi is hung in effigy.

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And U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson is warned to “GO BACK TO HELL”

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I wonder what discussions are going on back home in the State Department.  Do they realize how many Egyptians despise US foreign policy?

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