It’s the first time that being American denied me access. I tried to get into this growing tent city in a section of Tahrir Square where Locals check everyone’s ID upon entry. When they saw I was American they simply said I couldn’t enter. I was somewhat surprised. I didn’t push it because I could see everything just fine from where I was.
A couple hours later, I approached through another entrance. Some kids guarding the entrance asked if I was Egyptian. I told then I was American but that I was born in Beirut. They smiled and let me through.