"Ahmad Harara, twice blinded in the struggle to bring freedom to Egypt, was back in Tahrir Square on Wednesday, a fresh bandage over what had been his last good eye.
A crowd of well-wishers surrounded him anxious to see the people's latest hero, even if he could not see them.
Hundreds have been killed in Egypt this year, fighting against unforgiving regimes bent on maintaining their hold on power whatever the cost. But Mr Harara has paid a higher price than most from those who have survived.
In late January, during the bloodiest phase of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, he was shot in one eye by a shotgun pellet fired by the security forces near Tahrir Square.
This weekend he returned to the same place, determined to join the protests against the military leadership." (Adrian Blomfield/The Telegraph)