Our allies in the war on terror

Via the Washington Post:

CAIRO — Egyptian police on Tuesday beat back and detained pro-democracy demonstrators in central Cairo calling for constitutional reforms and a repeal of the decades-old emergency law that restricts a broad array of personal rights. At least 90 people were detained, according to organizers of the rally from the 6th of April movement, a mostly youth-led organization formed two years ago that is pushing for more political freedom.

Protester Amal Sharaf, 35, an office manager in an advertising agency, was hysterical after being beaten by a police officer with a baton. “I’ve been to protests before, but I’ve never been beaten,” she said, grabbing her wounded arm. “We’re trying to change the emergency law that we’ve been living with for 28 years.”


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