Moving video of protesters volunteering to clean up in Tahrir Square during the mass gatherings there against the Mubarak regime. One of the men wearing rubber gloves and collecting trash wears a sign in English saying “To Keep Egypt Clean.”
Another volunteer had this to say: “It has charged us with positivity so we can do more and we can help our country to be better.”
Another said, “We are here cleaning our country Egypt, which is our property and not anyone else’s.”
This is what becomes possible when people feel a sense of ownership about the place where they live. This is what is happening in public spaces during this remarkable uprising.
It is beautiful to see.
Video from Daily News Egypt via The Maddow Blog.