Many young professionals including doctors and lawyers have been leading the revolt currently shaking Egypt. With Irish heritage, Sally Moore, a 32-year-old psychiatrist, is one of them.
The Coptic Christian who describes herself as a feminist of mixed Irish-Egyptian roots told “The New York Times” she has witnessed the success of the revolution, right from the start.
Moore was one of the original young leaders who went to working class areas to rouse the people against the regime. “Our group started when we were 50. When we left the neighborhood we were thousands,” she said.
When the protests broke up later that day, Moore claims she saw a man shot to death by police.
She then carried her medical bag to the next demonstration and set up a first-aid base.
When protestors occupied Tahrir Square, Moore and her colleagues had enlisted the Arab Doctors Union, many of whom are also members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Speaking about the Muslim Brotherhood she said, “I like the Brotherhood most, and they like me.
“They always have a hidden agenda, we know, and you never know when power comes how they will behave. But they are very good with organizing, they are calling for a civil state just like everyone else, so let them have a political party just like everyone else — they will not win more than 10 percent, I think.”
The Youth Revolution is the term widely being used to describe the revolt and which is being lead in part by young activists hungry for change.
In Tahrir Square, where tens of thousands are maintaining daily protests, activists have set up a stage in front of the Mogama'a building, complete with speakers and microphones.
On a daily basis they update the crowds with the latest developments, while it is also used for a platform for young people to perform music and poetry.
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