Max Strasser

23 December 2011

For five days last month, Tahrir Square felt like a war zone. Half of the streetlights had stopped working, probably knocked out by projectiles launched by the riot police, making the side streets dark except for occasional blue flashes from an ambulance. The sound of protesters beating against sheet metal storefront shutters was pierced intermittently by the whistle . . . crash of fresh tear gas canisters. Moreā€¦