The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Pro-judges demo pics

I've uploaded a bunch of photos of today's events on Flickr. Follow the slide show in order and you'll a story of how today's demos unfolded, although there were bigger ones (and more violence) in Abbassiya and Midan Talaat Harb that I did not see.

Here are a few:

1: Riot police and baltaguia attack protesters on Alfi Bey St.


2: Police and baltaguia gang up to beat a protester.

3: Police officer points out protesters to attack for baltaguia and orders them to attack.

(Baltaguia is a colloquial word for hired thug. They are used by police to beat up people.)

Hopefully more comment later, as I am swamped, but a picture is worth a thousand words.