To el Sayeh, the church, now charred and gutted, was home.
"I'm sad," he said. "My religion tells me to come clean. I clean the church. The church is my home."
'I feel frustrated'
Life amid the chaos isn't terrifying for 20-year-old student Mayar Adly. It's boring.
"I don't go out as much as I used to go before," she said. "I'm so bored. My life sucks."
And there are moments of panic.
A couple of days ago, the family heard gunshots outside during a protest.
"I thought it was fireworks, but they told me it was gunshots" Adly said. "My mom told me to stay away from the window. It was kind of freaky. I was scared."
Barred from protesting by her father, she spends most of her time in a three-room high-rise apartment with her two younger brothers, her parents and five cats. A local market delivers their groceries, and she gets to go out only rarely -- to a cleaning job at a nearby bank.
She spends time on Facebook, reading and watching television -- but not the news.
"I'm fed up with news," she said. "I used to be interested in the news, but I'm not as interested as I used to be."
I feel frustrated," she said. "I worry about how much longer I'll have to stay at home."