IMPORTANT UPDATE: I just spoke by landline to my friend who is in Alexandria. She had so much to say, and all of it is worth hearing and spreading, so I will post it in its entirety.

She was near tears the entire time, and she is scared and exhausted but exhilarated. This is the story of a woman turned political by circumstance.

I was out there today in the streets and it was perfect, it was perfect. We walked almost 20 kilometers together and it was safe and it was pacific, and it was okay. It was okay.

This is huge. They have cut off our mobiles and cut off our internet. I don't know how it will end. I am so overwhelmed.

The people are welcoming the army, and I don't know, we are waiting. Aside from cutting us off from the rest of the world, I don't know why they don't take any action. The [Egyptian] media is full of lies. There was no Brotherhood activity, no Islamic thing, no party—we were us, we were us. We were chanting, "We are one."

This day, it was the best day of my life, seriously. I felt so safe among Egyptians. These reports of sexual harassment, there was none, absolutely none. Guys were so protective of women, making sure they were not at the edges of the protest, making sure they were safe.

We were promised that this asshole will give a speech. The weird part is we didn't see any police. So, where is the system? There is no police, no ministry, no president, where is the system?

Just make sure everyone knows we are cut off from the world.

I mean, this is my first time in the street, and I know many, many, many people like me. But if they even ignore my little request and cut off my mobile and internet, and treat me like shit, what do they expect? I mean, they cut us off from the rest of the world, and what are they expecting people to do? I will take to the streets!