Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Egypt: Tahir Square Again in Turmoil

Filed under: Africa | Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland @ 12:27 pm
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Egyptian security forces and protesters clashed for a second successive day in central Cairo on Wednesday in scenes not seen since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February.

Riot police were deployed around the Interior Ministry and were using tear gas to keep the protesters at bay. The demonstrators were responding with rocks and firebombs. The clashes left streets littered with rocks and debris and sent a cloud of tear gas over the area.

So far, Wednesday’s violence was on a much smaller scale than the clashes the previous evening, when some 5,000 protesters battled the police for hours overnight, leaving over 1,000 people injured.


… A key youth group, April 6, described the police’s handling of the protests as “brutal” and called in a statement for a sit-in in central Cairo to protest what it said was the failure to implement many of the revolution’s demands and also to show solidarity with the families of the uprising’s victims.




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Words for Acts

It is impudent in the extreme for this man to go around Europe haranguing people on their duties to civilization when his own country presents one of the most lawless aspects of modern life the whole world affords.

Roger Casement
Irish Human Rights Champion

commenting on Teddy Roosevelt's 1910 Guildhall
speech telling Great Britain to either rule Egypt or get out.

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