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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 05:27 AM
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Women march in Cairo to protest violence; military promises to listen
Source: CNN International (Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Mohammed Jamjoom)

Egypt's ruling military council Tuesday expressed "great regret" to Egyptian women over recent attacks on female demonstrators by military police and vowed to hold accountable those responsible.

Days of clashes around Cairo's Tahrir Square were stoked by the weekend beating of a woman by military police officers, prompting a "Million Women" march on Tuesday. In a statement issued on its Facebook page, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces called for calm and said it is willing to discuss any proposal "that might help in achieving stability and safety for Egypt." <snip>

Meanwhile, Egypt's capital remained engulfed in tension as security forces wielding batons, firearms and tear gas attacked defiant protesters Tuesday on the fifth consecutive day of clashes the square, witnesses told CNN. <snip>

"I noticed protesters are not too scared of the firepower," (activist Nazly) Hussein said. But at the same time, "they are terrified from getting caught and tortured."


Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/20/world/africa/egypt-un...
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 11:45 AM
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1. CBC's version
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/12/20/egypt-tah...

I find it interesting that the caption to the photo says hundreds of women marched and the article says around 10,000 women marched through central Cairo. Seems the MSM just can't help themselves from underestimating numbers of protesters.
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