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Egypt: Many are Dead, But We are Still in the Streets

by MOHAMED MALIK and MOHAMAD OMAR

Giza, Egypt.

A month since our last dispatch and 6 weeks into our peaceful demonstrations, the military junta in Egypt, led by Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has launched it largest attack so far, this morning 14thAugust

The Giza site has been surrounded and 10,000 of the demonstrators have been trapped in the Engineering Faculty of Cairo University, and are under fire. There are 4 dead and 300 seriously wounded there and cannot get ambulances. The rest of the demonstrators, which include us, have split off and have moved to consolidate with the protesters at Mostafa Mahmoud near the Zamalek Sports Stadium.

All of us are safe and sound, but we don’t know how many of our other friends and colleagues are dead and injured yet. Many people died in their tents as a result of the use of flame throwers when armored vehicles rolled into Nahda square at 6.00 a.m. when they slept.

Nahda

(For video of the raid go here.)

The biggest demonstration at Raba’a el-Adawiyya in Medinat Naṣr has held, and we are told by the local doctors at the Maidani Hospital on site that there are at least 500 dead there and thousands of injured (al-Jazeera as at 12 GMT quotes 2000 dead, and 10,000 injured). Live bullets, as well as tear gas were used and fired from armored vehicles, bulldozers, and helicopters, while police snipers have been positioned on rooftops.

Many are also dead at other demonstrations, especially that near the republican guard.

Massive new demonstrations have exploded in Alexandria, Helwan, Assiut, Minya, Sohag and Luxor in particular, with police stations and governorates under siege, and now many deaths are starting to be reported for these locations as police and army fire with live ammunition.

AP news and Reuters are currently downloading news from State media, which bears little relationship to what is happening at the moment

Mohamed Malik can be reached at malektex@hotmail.com.

Mohamad Omar (surgeon), can be reached at m.omar84@yahoo.com). 

Also contributing to this report: Badr Mohamad Badr (teacher),  Yasser Mahran (lawyer), Ahmad Abdel-Ghafar (businessman) Hossam Elzomor  (journalist), Sayed Khamis (teacher), Mohamad Gheith (pharmacist),

 

Mohamed Malik (weaver) can be reached at malektex@hotmail.com. Mohamad Omar (surgeon) can be reached at m.omar84@yahoo.com

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