Saturday, 23 July 2011

Peaceful Tahrir march ends in violence in Abasseya

Around 300 people are injured in Abasesya, Cairo, after what began as a peaceful march from Tahrir towards the Ministry of Defence ended in clashes.

Pro-reform demonstrators had intended to vent their disapproval of the Supreme Council of the Armed forces (SCAF), who have assumed control of Egypt since Mubarak was toppled in February.

But on 23rd July, the anniversary of the 1952 revolution that originally brought the army to power, soldiers blocked the protesters' march before it reached it's intended destination. Shortly afterwards, clashes broke out between the Tahrir demonstrators and civilians and went on for several hours. It was unclear if those that attacked the protesters were disgruntled local residents or if there were any hired thugs among them. Late on in the evening, tear gas was seen being fired from behind the civilian lines.

Friday, 22 July 2011

A meeting of two revolutions in Tahrir

فى عشية الذكرى السنوية لعيد 23 يوليو, نظمت الاحزاب الناصرية مسيرة في ميدان التحرير لاحياء ذكرى ثورة 1952 و زعيمها الراحل جمال عبد الناصر

On the eve the July 23rd anniversary, Nasserist parties hold a rally in Tahrir Square to commemorate Egypt's 1952 revolution and it's leader - former President Gamal Abd el Nasser.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Life inside the Tahrir sit-in

Since a huge protest on July 8th in Tahrir, demonstrators have been holding a sit-in, vowing to remain until their demands are met. They have taken full ownership of the square with no government forces in sight. Food, cleanliness and security are in the hands of the protesters who are living in the square day and night. This is a day in the life of the Tahrir sit-in.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Tahrir sit-in begins as protests sweep Egypt once more

Five months after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was toppled by a popular uprising, protesters take to the streets again in one of the biggest days of demonstrations since February. Demonstrators have vowed to take part in a sit-in until the demands of the revolution have been met.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Egypt; football and revolution

Since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, politics has entered every aspect of Egyptian life - even football. This is most evident in the Cairo derby, a game between arch rivals Al Ahly and Zamalek

Monday, 4 July 2011

Moroccans march against referendum results

Protesters from Morocco's 'February 20 Movement' march against the results of a referendum that overwhelmingly backed constitutional changes put forward by King Mohammed.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Protests in Tahrir after midweek violence

After over 1000 people were injured in violence starting June 28th, crowds return to Egypt's iconic Tahrir square to demand change.