Blood Trail in Crime-Scene Tahrir

I made it down to Tahrir this morning, but only after the violence was finished. The image I know will stick with me is of this blood trail. The protesters had marked it off with stones and were trying to stop people driving over it. The situation was surreal. This is possibly evidence of a murder (I am not sure if this blood was from one of the dead, but whoever it came from certainly lost a lot of it), but getting people to take notice of it was a struggle for the people down there. About a kilometre away (outside Maspero, where another 27 murders took place, and are yet to be investigated) I saw a police officer writing a parking ticket. No one official, however, is investigating the evidence in the crime-scene that is Tahrir.


About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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