The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.
Two years after the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, protesters clashed with police Monday at the presidential palace – this time against the policies of his elected successor Mohamed Morsi.
In other demonstrations, hundreds of policemen also took to the streets. They’re demanding they not be used as a tool for political oppression in the country’s ongoing turmoil.
The rallies reflect fears among many policemen of a public backlash, after weeks of violent crackdowns on anti-government protests.
Cairo’s Tahrir Square is still a focus of many protests, but recently it’s become notorious for more menacing reasons: the number of sexual assaults that take place there.
The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool reports.