The Egyptian revolution came to somewhat of an end two months ago. But that is not to say the demonstrations in Tahrir have ended. Chants filled the square as thousands gathered today, calling for the prosecution of Mubarak and those around him.
The air was festive, milling through a crowd of face-painted children, as colourful placards mingled with Egyptian flags.
But I would wake in the morning to the sound of gunshots. I had become used to the calm of Egypt following my time in Libya. I must have been mistaken, it must have been something else.
As I drove through the early-morning, deserted streets of Cairo to the bus-station, ready for my trip back to the Libyan revolution, I was oblivious to what had happened in Tahrir.
It wasn’t until I was sat in a hotel in Tobruk, having crossed into Libya, that I would learn what had happened. The army had fired shots as they tried to clear the square of protestors. This could be the turning point to the current popularity of military-held power in the country. “Many feel that the army are no longer serving the public interest” says a journalist on Al-Jazeera.