AMMAN, Jordan -- The camels that charged through the democracy protestors on Tahrir Square almost three years ago to the day finished their wild gallop a few metres in front of me.
And when I talked to the camel drivers, they showed neither remorse nor concern for any they had injured as they rode threw the throng.
But they were angry. Angry that the first stirrings of a democracy movement in their ancient land had driven away all the tourists they depended on for their living renting out camels to Westerners who wanted to ride around the pyramids.
I met many shopkeepers, hoteliers, and taxi drivers in Cairo that week who said something similar.