Taken by an amateur photographer — a wonderful example of the altered media landscape.
He describes the scene:
I am not a journalist, just an amateur photographer.
[The protest] was mostly young people, but there were some old people as well. A woman that looked 60 was marching beside me from Gamet El Dowal street to Tahrir Square, almost two hours of walking and shouting.
The scene was absolutely wonderful last night in that square. The support of the people around you gives you so much strength and courage to do stuff like what this guy is doing. Morale was so high. People were constantly coming in with supplies of water, food, and blankets. I felt very proud of my fellow Egyptians.
Here’s the metadata: 18-105mm lens @ 105mm, f/5.6, 1/13 second. I made a mistake earlier thinking it was ISO 1,600 (I am very disoriented from yesterday’s events, since I have never participated in such a massive protest, and it was my first time with tear gas). This is actually shot at ISO 800. I shot everything else at 1,600, but for this one I sat down on the ground and gave the camera more support using my knee, which allowed me to lower the ISO a bit.
Looks like the protests aren’t stopping. Will be interesting to see where this leads.