Sleeping On The Square, Ctd

by Patrick Appel

Heba Morayef is still blogging from Tahrir Square:

The square has emptied out since the afternoon but it's still a great atmosphere, a sense of solidarity, and very well-behaved – people are sitting around bonfires, or walking around picking up rubbish. Crowds who find occasional looters drag them over to the soldiers and hand them over. And no sexual harassment – which is not the norm downtown, especially when there are big groups gathering! We're happy to be eating koshary – thank goodness vendors are still selling street food because we're starving.

(Photo: Egyptian demonstrators sit around a fire to keep warm in Tahrir Square, in central Cairo, on January 30, 2011By Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)