Egypt protesters tear down wall near parliament

Previous |  Next 

3/30/2012 10:40:00 PM -

CAIRO (AFP) - Dozens of anti-military activists tore down a wall in central Cairo on Friday erected by the military in December to end bloody clashes with protesters.

The activists chanting anti-military slogans used sledghammers and cables to bring down the concrete blocks of the wall built on a main street leading to parliament near the protest hub of Tahrir Square.

Riot police stood behind another barrier of barbed wire but did not intervene.

The military has built walls in the district to keep protesters away from nearby government offices and security headquarters after a series of bloody clashes with anti-military protesters since November.

The military, which took charge after a popular uprising ousted president Hosni Mubarak last year, says it will hand over power after the results of a presidential election are announced in June.

It was idolised after the uprising for not siding with Mubarak but has since come under attack for cracking down on dissidents.

Soldiers were filmed stomping on a prone woman and other protesters during the December clashes, which left at least 16 protesters dead.

The is near so i advice each and everyone to surrender to follow jesus.
By: yvette Asamoah

Egypt's Mubarak in court for murder

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled out of an ambulance outside the Maadi military hospital in Cairo on September 27, 2014 before boarding a helicopter that transported him to a court.  By Khaled Desouki (AFP) Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on Satu ...
read more »