October 9, 2011. A peaceful protest of the Copts joined by Muslims is taking place in front of the Egyptian state TV building, Maspero, named after Gaston Maspero, a famous French Egyptologist. Surrounded by young soldiers who are joking with each other and probably thinking this is a usual sort of protest, somehow somebody starts to throw stones and the security forces arrive out of nowhere to crush people with tanks, killing more than 24 Copts and some Muslims. I spent two months with some of the members of the Maspero Youth researching their grievances and the mobilization of the Coptic community in the last seven years. I have to pay tribute to the Maspero martyrs at this point, Muslim and Christian.