"If We Fail This Time"

by Zoe Pollock

Parvez Sharma captures the scene on the ground:

My friend Negma’s checklist from a few hours ago is simple. It will also probably be life saving.

Vinegar for tear gas. Check
Gauze. Check
Gloves. Check
Headscarves to cover face. Check
Bandages. Check
Sunglasses/Goggles. Check

In a phone conversation, Negma conveyed what's at stake:

I hope it does not get worse. It will, if we fail this time.

Alexis points to @Jan25 Voices who are speaking with Egyptians and tweeting their words in real time.