Not even 1 pm yet, and we can already hear chanting.
In a “better for them, worse for me” move, the Muslim Brotherhood has switched their protests from Tahrir square where the opposition has been protesting, to Cairo University, which is located a mere 10 minute walk from my apartment. By noon, thousands of pro-Morsi/pro-Islamist protesters had already gathered. Around 12:30 I was in the kitchen cooking up my lunch, when I realized that I could hear very faint chanting. This is from a window that points away from the direction of the protests. From the balcony, that faces towards them, they were slightly louder, but we still can’t hear what they are saying. It is very eerie.
Matthew says that people may march through Mesaha square, which is the area my (15th floor) apartment overlooks, but my guess is that most marches will opt for the wider/more visible Dokki Street a block over. Here’s hoping for no marches, because if they pass through Mesaha, they are almost guaranteed to be heading for 6th of October bridge, which ends up right in the middle of Tahrir. If they march to Tahrir, there will be blood.
More updates to come.
It sounds like Orcs. Straight up LOTR type shit. Heeyyy study abroad.