Beyond Tahrir Square, Egypt's uprising is one that intersects with grassroots struggles in Europe and that's what the elites fear most.
In a victory for political Islamists, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party are ahead in Egypt's first elections since Mubarak's ouster.
At least 13 people have been killed in a violent assault by the Egyptian army and police to evict protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Western leaders fear Muslim Brotherhood, but on the streets its influence may be limited.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Last year's UN human development report for Egypt said many of the nation's young people were trapped in "waithood".
To Egypt's government Marassi is a symbol of regeneration in a beautiful region. To many locals it represents marginalisation and betrayal.