UN Condemns Egypt as Protests Enter Fifth Day

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Egyptian protesters take cover during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo on November 23, 2011. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Thousands of Egyptians continued to demonstrate in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday, demanding the military-led government accelerate its transition to civilian rule. Not appeased by a deal struck between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military, protesters attacked the Interior Ministry. Thirty-one people are said to have died at the hands of security forces since the protests began. The United Nations' human rights chief assailed the Egyptian government for its "clearly excessive use of force" on the protesters.

Tim Whewell of the BBC filed this report on police brutality from Cairo.


Tim Whewell

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After this new Egyptian "democracy" which was foolishly being cheered by the US media, would it be a bizarre coincidence if some of these Egyptians escape the harassment of the military/Brotherhood alliance to operate a food cart in lower Manhattan only to be harassed by OWS which is also being foolishly cheered by the US media?
The cosmic joke goes full circle.

Nov. 23 2011 11:54 AM

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