Port Said: Egypt’s city of the dead

Families of the condemned and those acquitted speak out after Port Said football massacre ruling sentences 21 to death and five to life in prison “My brother wasn’t even at the game; he was watching the match from a nearby coffee house. His friends confirmed this but their testimonies were ignored,” claims Intesar, sister of … Continue reading

France 24 ‘The Debate’: Egypt’s endless revolution, how to break the stalemate

The missing: Egypt’s political prisoners issue presses Morsi

Nationwide protests on Friday called for the release of Egypt’s prisoners of conscience; with thousands still missing and 600 facing trial for political activity, the battle for justice continues Thousands took to the streets Friday in  protests calling for compensation and the release of revolutionaries imprisoned through military or civilian courts since last year’s popular … Continue reading

Street artists paint ‘through’ SCAF walls, in protest

  Cairo’s most popular revolutionary graffiti artists came together with members of the public Friday to protest against the seven downtown army-built barricades by painting murals on them. Following the theme of “drawing through the walls” as graffiti artist Hossam Shukrallah told Ahram Online, each artist painted imagined spaces that broke through the barriers onto … Continue reading

Walled in: SCAF’s concrete barricades

                              Recurrent street battles between police and protesters have led the interior ministry to literally wall itself in; Ahram Online maps the growth of these concrete curtains and the transformation of Cairo into a city of walls 24 November –  Mohamed … Continue reading

Egypt’s Interior Minister proven a liar: overwhelming evidence police fired birdshot at protesters

                                Speaking before Egypt’s parliament Tuesday afternoon, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim denied allegations that Central Security Forces (CSF) had used shotguns loaded with birdshot to disperse crowds of anti-government protesters during the last five days of clashes near the interior … Continue reading

One more protester dead as Egypt’s security forces build fourth wall

                              As violent clashes erupted again between protesters and Egypt’s security forces in downtown Cairo on Sunday evening, there are reportedly over a hundred protesters injured and one death. The Central Security Forces (CSF) used tear gas and birdshot to clear … Continue reading

New walls built around interior ministry as clashes continue

                      Three concrete walls were erected around Egypt’s interior ministry on Sunday morning by the ministry’s Central Security Forces (CSF) as fierce clashes between anti-government protesters and police entered their fourth consecutive day outside the ministry’s precincts. Fighting in the streets of downtown Cairo, where … Continue reading

Guardian: In the thick of the clashes, police shoot tear gas and bullets

Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew described the scene as the security forces used teargas tried to disperse around a thousand protesters near the Ministry of Interior.

‘The security staff said the game should just carry on’

                            “That day the head of security of the Port Said stadium said to us everything is going to be fine,” said Diaa Aly, 21, a professional footballer who was watching the Al-Ahly and Al-Masry match on Wednesday evening. But everything was … Continue reading

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