While the Egyptian riot police were clamping down on tens of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square, killing and wounding hundreds of Egyptians, making front page headlines all over the world, the state newspaper of Egypt ran a headline that read, “Major disturbances in Lebanon.”
The Egyptian revolution brought together people of all stripes — religious, secular, men and women, educated and illiterate, young and old. But there was one woman among the crowds you would not expect to be there.
Mona Anis is an editor at Al Ahram, the government controlled paper that has served as a mouthpiece for the Hosni Mubarak regime for the past 30 years. This is her revolution story.