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The day I chanted freedom

EGYPT | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Views [121] | Scholarship Entry

For too long, anger and pain were all bottled up inside every citizen of my country. The situation has become unbearable and people were suffocating to get their basic rights to live. They were physically sick, and even worse, emotionally jaded.

Until the day has come. I'll never forget the day that people have burst at. They couldn't keep it and went to the streets, fueled with their anger, pain and enthusiasm to get their rights, to make their home a better one. I will never forget the day that we all became one. One voice, one feeling, one demand, one hope, one chant, one nationality and one country. No categories, only Egyptians.

Walking in protests between the narrow streets of Egypt with our voices echoing between the buildings, I will never get over the immense rush of blood I had. The goosebumps didn't leave my veins as the future lit up before my eyes. "Freedom" we chanted. Freedom was what we aimed. Freedom was what we felt. Our numbers kept increasing and the protest looked so spectacular. People kept joining us, everyone was welcomed, as much as how freedom welcomed us. Our arms were opened for anyone who wanted the country to become better.
We marched and never got tired nor bored. We marched to Tahrir Square, where we constructed our future. We decided to sit up till our demands were fulfilled, and that was when people started setting up their tents like we are some tribe.

People attitude was heartwarming and everyone was celebrating the uprisal, deeply believing that the change will come. It did.

I will never forget the day that w toppled down the cancerous regime, when the fireworks were covering the whole sky of Egypt, when everyone was dancing and laughing, when we really held freedom in our fists. I will never forget strangers hugging and congratulating each other with tears of joy. Euphoria was all what we felt and freedom was all what we got. Yet, I will never forget our martyrs who died believing that freedom will arrive, I will never forget them for what the gave us, I will never forget them for dying to give us, the living, the right to live with dignity.

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