The fighting has been very, very localized, and now has been stopped for a few days. Even on the square it’s been basically safe; you just didn’t want to go down the side streets where they were battling the police at the Ministry of Interior.
In my neighborhood, less than a mile and a half away, there was really no sign of it. People were very friendly to me on the square — there have been some reports of foreigners getting harassed and attacked, but that wasn’t my experience. But a crowd like this is unpredictable. There’s a lot of frustration and anger and you can’t be certain where it will be directed next.