Martyrs are NOT thugs!

Posted on | juni 7, 2011 | No Comments

Hundreds demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Interior (MOI), in downtown Cairo, on the first anniversary of Khaled Said‘s death. Hundreds demonstrated on Monday denouncing continued police torture, in Sheikh Rihan Street, in front of the main gate of the MOI, a place that was a big taboo to even stand at, and which used to give me the creeps before the revolution even when I’m driving by it.

In the picture above, a protester is carrying a banner: “The martyrs who were killed in front of the police stations on 28 January are not thugs, (Interior Minister General Mansour) Eissawi. The thugs are your men.” The official narrative propagated by the regime is that those who tried to storm the police stations on the Friday of Anger, and were killed in the process by police bullets, were “criminals” and “thugs” unlike those who fell in Tahrir. The reality is most of those police stations (torture centers) were attacked by local activists and ordinary citizens.

AUTHOR: Hossam el-Hamalawy
URL: http://www.arabawy.org
E-MAIL: hossam [at] arabawy.org

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