Monday, November 28, 2011

(Occupy) Tahrir Square: Egypt votes

Egypt's Tahrir Square falls silent as Egyptians go to polls
CAIRO, Egypt - Tahrir Square fell strangely silent on Monday as thousands of Egyptians across Cairo went to the polls. Pockets of resistance stood out in the square, but they were in their dozens rather than hundreds and nothing like the scale of recent weeks. A few protestors kept up chants, while others sat atop lamp posts and railings looking forlorn. Stewards continued to frisk and check IDs of those entering Tahrir, but the energy of the protest hub -- palpable from blocks away even in last night’s rain -- had certainly waned.

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