Egyptian Riot Police beats up Fire victims

A huge fire in Qalaat el Qabass in Cairo destroyed the homes of 1000 people last Tuesday. 200 of those people demonstrated demanding that the government provide them with shelter. The government sent Riot Police instead and beat them up. 27 of them are injured. For pictures of the aftermath, go here. (h/t Hosam ).

2 Comments on Egyptian Riot Police beats up Fire victims

  1. barista grazioso
    March 24, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    I viewed the pictures 🙁 Those poor people. The expressions on their face broke my heart. I’m not surprised that we didn’t hear about it over here through the major media outlets.

  2. Eggshell
    March 26, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Sad-While there are dozens of comments sympathizing with SM and his ilk because they got chased by the police while protesting for democracy, no one (Egyptian or foreigner) seems to give a damn about the suffering of these poor people. This is the true tragedy of Egypt, not the rick girls after curfew.


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