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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 04:52 AM
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Protesters battle for control of Egypt's Tahrir Square
Source: CNN International

Police and military troops clashed Monday with protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square, the symbolic center of the uprising that brought down President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year.

At least two protesters were killed, according to field doctor Ahmed Khalil, bringing the total number of dead in protests to 13 since Friday.

Monday was the fourth day that pro-democracy demonstrators battled Egyptian security, their anger stoked by images of a military police officer stomping on a woman's exposed stomach over the weekend. <snip>

She had been dressed in a traditional robe and headscarf -- but as police clubbed her and dragged her down the street, those items were pulled away, exposing her midriff and blue brassiere in a country known for its Islamic conservatism.


Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/19/world/meast/egypt-unr...



Circulation of the images seems to have drawn more protestors; the Cairo stock exchange is reported to have "plunged" on Sunday.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 04:11 PM
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2. Women protesting the brutality of the military today...
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 20 December 2011

Egyptian women protest against brutal treatment by military - video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/dec/20/egypt...

"Hundreds of women protested in Cairo against military rule and brutal treatment of female protesters by Egypt's security services. They rallied outside a government complex in Tahrir Square, where earlier at least four demonstrators were shot dead. Dozens of male supporters joined the rally, acting as a protective cordon."
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