To follow up on my earlier entry in the Tahrir Diaries, I’ve dedicated this post to some of the Bansyon el Horreya regulars. Because not only was the Bansyon my home, it was also the meeting point of many revolutionaries. They got me food, they got me news. If it wasn’t for the people who showed up almost every single day to remind us all that we’re doing something right, we could’ve given up.
I only have a few photos and therefore couldn’t include everyone. If you’re a regular guest at the Bansyon, please send me your photo and I’ll add it below.
As el Che says, “A real revolutionary goes where he is needed.” Whether it’s demonstrating, covering events, moral support, sharing information, or even just talking about issues that are normally of little or no interest to the Egyptian people, participating in the revolution can be carried out in a plethora of ways.
Each and every one of Bansyon el Horreya’s visitors gave me hope and reason for optimism. Without the constant visits, there would’ve been doubts. But no. We are all in this together, one way or another, and that within itself is a true demonstration of the revolutionary Egyptian spirit.