Sunday, 18 December 2011

Tahrir video sparks outrage

THIS astonishing video has appeared online showing the horrific extent of the Egyptian army's attack on Tahrir Square.

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Unsurprisingly, outraged Egyptians have been back on the streets today.

Reports AFP: "Clashes between Egyptian troops and protesters rocked central Cairo Sunday in a third straight day of violence that has left 10 people dead and damaged a world-famous historic library.

"Some 500 people have also been wounded in the street battles outside parliament and the government's offices where protesters have been demanding an end to military rule.

"The clashes erupted Friday overshadowing the count from the second phase of the first parliamentary elections since president Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February.

"Demonstrators hurled stones and pieces of metal over a concrete wall erected by troops on a wide avenue leading from Tahrir Square to the seat of government, AFP journalists reported.

"Outrage flared on Sunday as furious protesters brandished the frontpage of a local paper showing military police clubbing a veiled woman after having ripped her clothes to reveal her bra.

"In the picture and YouTube footage of the incident, the woman is sprawled on the ground, helmeted troops towering over her, one is seen kicking her, and later she appears unconscious, her stomach bared and her bra showing.

"Other pictures circulating on social media networks that have enraged protesters include one of a military policeman looming over a sobbing elderly lady with his truncheon."

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