Protests against political repression and unemployment triggered Egypt's social uprising, which toppled President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in office. The military, which has been running the country since Mubarak's fall, expanded martial law in September and has been intent on preventing activists from retaking Tahrir Square. But the ruling generals are now contending with unrest and bloodshed in the streets in the run-up to parliamentary elections on Nov. 28.
Several Egyptian institutions have launched projects to collect interviews and artifacts, digital and otherwise, of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. With Egypt's future still uncertain under a transitional military council, the effort is fraught with tension and risk for participants.
Egyptian security forces tighten their grip on Cairo and activists try not to lose the momentum started a day earlier by an unprecedented nationwide protest against President Hosni Mubarak.