This brave young man went to Tahrir today, holding a sign that says ‘Leave, Sisi”, ‘ thus making him undoubtedly the bravest man in Egypt, if not the world.
Sadly, I fear the worst outcome will follow. I don’t mean arrest (he’s already been arrested) or torture (that’s just a regular given) – I’m afraid that tomorrow morning we’ll see footage of his family on tv or the radio. We’ll hear them describe how crushed he was by the recent train disaster that claimed more than 24 lives. They’ll explain that his presence in Tahrir was the cry of an anguished young man over the meaningless deaths of his fellow Egyptians, that he’s a good young man who’s not at all related to the Muslim Brotherhood and, in fact, voted for Sisi. Eventually, the security forces might release a broken shadow of what he could have been.
Ignore me. I’m cynical.