‘Liberation Square’ provides eyewitness account of Egyptian uprising

February 29, 2012

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(AP/Ben Curtis)
Anti-government protesters sit and lie in an Egyptian Army tank near Tahrir Square to prevent it from moving on Feb. 6, 2011.

Egypt’s ruling military council set the date for the country’s first post-Mubarak presidential election for May 23 and 24. The announcement comes nearly a year after hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets and ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak.

Ashraf Khalil writes on the Middle East for Foreign Policy and The Times of London. The Libertyville product has been based in Cairo for the last 15 years. He discusses his book Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation.