After the conclusion of the morning prayer in Tahrir, the first chants to emerge from the crowds were 'Lift your head up, you're Egyptian' and 'We are one', demonstrating unity despite a recent increase in sectarian violence. The Cross and Crescent symbol has come to represent the push for national unity.
Egyptians take great pride in the influence they have had on other uprisings in the region and further, expressing solidarity and taking on other struggles as their own. The Spanish uprising has captured attention worldwide, and parallels to Tahrir have been drawn in a number of international media.
Thirty years of support for the Mubarak regime and a tepid suggestion at the height of the revolution that the dictator see out the remainder of his term in office to ensure a 'smooth transition' have done little to build trust that the USA stands with the Egyptian people in their efforts towards true representative democracy.
On February 2, 2011, in a desperate attempt to crush the revolution, men on horseback and camelback attacked Tahrir Square, killing and injuring many. This memorial lists that date, and boasts the capture of '75 pro-Mubarak people from the army and the government plus 7 horses and 3 motorbikes'.
Sign on the left: 'Wasted public money. Administrative corruption and corrupted government.' Sign on the right: 'Don't waste people's money on public gardens. Administrative threats? Drowning in corruption and we demand lifevests. In every garden in my country the voice of freedom calls. He who loves Egypt cannot harm its public gardens. Please help us to protect Egypt'
On the eve of the demonstration, three local artists were arrested and put before military prosecutors for hanging the poster in this photograph. The poster reads 'Freedom Mask, brought to you by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces for an unlimited time'. The three artists were released under pressure from activist community members.