by Chris Bodenner
A Gchat exchange sent by a reader with a friend studying in Cairo:
Me: has your state department attache contacted you?
they cut the mobile lines
in my area of town
because I am too close to the demonstration
am now aware of how useless it was to register with US Embassy
ok, I think I am going to go for a brief while
Sent at 1:59 PM on Tuesday
Me: keep your head down
Sent at 2:06 PM on Tuesday
Him: well that sucked
Me: still raging against the machine?
Sent at 2:35 PM on Tuesday
Him: basically walked until I hit the second blockade
pulled over by cop
told to go hoMe
Sent at 2:37 PM on Tuesday
Him: yeah, im pretty thankful I brought my passport
Sent at 2:43 PM on Tuesday
Me: couldnt bribe the cop? lol
Him: I only had like 30 pounds on me
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