What Tahrir says

War

There are two kinds of history. History with a capital "H" is written with fancy pens in fancy palaces, by kings, generals and politicians. But it's the other kind of history, history with a lower case "h", that is the sum of the individual stories of students, bakers, the unemployed, hairdressers, factory workers and anyone you might find on the streets outside those palaces. Sometimes these two versions of history collide, and everything starts moving faster. Violence breaks the usual barriers, and life becomes kinetic, chaotic, dangerous and creative.

Cairo, Egypt, is having one of these moments. And that is why COLORS correspondent Caitlin Hu is blogging and tweeting from Tahrir Square. The quotes she collects will be shown in the live feed column at the right of the blog.