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Protests Fill Tahrir Square, Again

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It's midnight Monday in the Middle East. The streets of Cairo are hopping.  Egyptians are angry with the lack of change and the heavy handiness of the Egyptian military and police. I just arrived in Gaza after being in Cairo yesterday.

People Calm until Police Arrived at Tahrir Square

Last night after I finally got out of the Cairo airport after five hours of being detained upon my arrival, at least 32 had already been killed by the military around Tahrir Square with hundreds wounded. Tonight more have died as the police fired on protesters.

Detained at Cairo Airport as a Security Risk

I was trying to transit Egypt to go to Gaza with a delegation of Arab, Asian, European and Latin American parliamentarians. Egyptian immigration authorities told me that I was on a "security risk list" and they needed the approval of the US government before letting me in!!

Tahrir Square Calm until Police Arrived Firing Tear Gas and Bullets

One member of our delegation who went to Tahrir Square late Sunday afternoon, said that the people on the square were peaceful, when riot police suddenly arrived and went on a rampage, tearing up tents, burning motorcycles, firing tear gas and shooting people. Then, almost as suddenly as they appeared, the police disappeared and the Square filled again with citizens. Throughout the night, the people peacefully occupied the square.

More wounded and killed on Monday around Tahrir

As we drove this morning (Monday) from Cairo to the Gaza border, police had re-entered Tahrir Square and the streets surrounding it. Hundreds more had been hurt and several had been killed.

Two police allegedly killed in the Sinai by Bedouins-big military and police presence

The drive from Cairo to Gaza City took almost 12 hours. Because two police were killed reported by Bedouins in the Sinai yesterday, the drive across the Sinai to Rafah border crossing today was filled with more checkpoints than normal and a large number of Army tanks positioned at every major intersection.

Egypt's Interim Cabinet Resigns

Tonight, local TV coverage and social media sites have shown gratuitous, vicious police violence toward civilians. Television news programs are reporting that police and military have used a huge amount of American made tear gas on the protesters, tear gas that was provided to the Egyptian government after the January protests that resulted in President Mubarak's resignation.

Tonight Egypt's interim cabinet resigned and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces asked the Ministry of Justice to conduct an investigation of the violence.

Call on Obama to Plea that Police and Military not hurt or kill Protesters

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Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December, 2001 (more...)
 

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Egypt has thrown away the moral standing to speak ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 6:56:25 AM