Man Tries to Throw Back tear Gas Canister - Talaat Harb
Friday prayers started just before midday and at about that time I tried to leave my hotel only to find that the outside door had been shuttered down and barricaded from inside with a metal chain, a ladder and a lot of furniture. They kindly tried to persuade me not to leave for my own safety and finally agreed to let me out but on the understanding that I might not be able to get back in due to the exceptional circumstances.
They were right to be cautious. Every street around Tahrir Square was full of protesters, tear gas and heavily armed riot police. In this photograph taken over an hour later a protester on Talaat Harb picks up a gas canister which lands among the men, women and children and attempts to throw it back.