As one of the protesters in this video puts it, "We are here cleaning our country Egypt, which is our property and not anyone else's."
Adding to our growing catalog of totally admirable acts amid the chaos of the Eygptian uprising (see Cord's posts here, here, and here), here's a moving video of protesters setting out to clean Tahrir Square during the massive demonstrations.
One citizen sums it up in poetic fashion:
We are here cleaning our country Egypt, which is our property and not anyone else's.
Another volunteer, collecting trash, wears a sign that reads, "To Keep Egypt Clean." The video report speaks of the spreading spirit of volunteerism that Cord wrote about yesterday, of "a newfound pride in the country that protesters say now belongs to them."
Hat tip, Grist.