Egyptian Police vs. Sudanese refugess
The Egyptian Police finally clashed with the thousands of Sudanese refugees that have camped in one of Mohandeseen's public gardens for more than 2 months, leaving 6 injured and a little girl dead. Here is what happend:
About 2,000 riot police stormed the camp site and beat the people inside with truncheons and sticks after officials failed to persuade the Sudanese to board buses to take them to another site.
About 4,000 riot police in total ringed the site in an affluent part of Cairo near the offices of the U.N. agency that deals with refugees.
The protesters had refused to clear the area after police fired water cannons on them, demanding that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) arrange for them to be flown out of Egypt.
"Let the UN arrange to take us to another country," said one Sudanese protester who gave his name as Wilson.
"Most Sudanese refugees have been subjected to violence in Egypt. We don't want to be here anymore," he said.The only problem is this: They don't want refugee status in Egypt; They want refugee status in the US/Europe or Canada and they can't have that , because the civil war in Sudan is over with the new Peace agreemant. No more War = no overwhelming humane crisis that grants them such status. The UN already told them that, that there is no reason for any of those countries to give them assylum. Egypt , on the other hand, agreed to let them stay instead of bussing them all to an airport and deporting them back to Sudan. And now this happend. Great, huh?