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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Police assault on journalists protested

Yesterday hundreds gatherd in front of the journalists syndacite to protest an assault a police officer carried on a journalist covering the parliamentary elections. Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated in the streets of Cairo to denounce assaults by security forces against journalists covering the country's month-long parliamentary elections. "The officer is a partner of the thug," read placards carried by some 300 to 500 protesters. Officer, thug, partners Many journalists complained they were roughed up by police and thugs during the polls that kicked off on November 9 and were marred by violence and widespread voter-obstruction. The protesters included members of the pro-reform Kefaya (Enough) movement, which has spearheaded demonstrations against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak in recent months. Evidence of such protest in state-owned newspapers? Nonexistant of course.


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