Alexandrian Nights

Friday, December 30, 2005

The Police Always in The Service of Whom needs them!

Ten Sudanese migrants were killed Friday in clashes with Egyptian police trying to dismantle a protest camp where hundreds of migrants had lived for months demanding resettlement outside the country, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.
The ministry said in a statement that the migrants' leaders attacked police after officers tried to persuade them to leave the city park where the camp had been set up, resulting in "chaos and a stampede."
Thirty migrants, mostly elderly people and children, were wounded and transferred to a nearby hospital, where 10 of them died, the ministry said.
Twenty-three policemen were also wounded in the clashes.
The Sudanese set up the camp Sept. 29 as a protest against the U.N. refugee agency nearby after it stopped hearing the cases of Sudanese seeking refugee status in the wake of the January peace deal that ended their home country's 21-year civil war.

Asylum-seekers generally must gain the status to be resettled in countries such as the United States, Australia and Britain.

Thousands of security forces moved in before midnight and closed off the area, surrounding the camp. In the early hours Friday, the Sudanese began dismantling the protest camp, while government buses waited nearby to transport them away.

But when many of the Sudanese refused to leave even after the camp was dismantled, police fired water cannons, drenching the protesters. ,

This is how the Egyptian police treating people ,all the victims that fell during the parliament Elections were not enough to satisfy their love of violence ,and now they are killing helpless refugees in the heart of Cairo ,no mercy ,no Humanity ,No Nothing ,The interior Minister(Habeeb Al Adly) was one of the survivors during the latest government changes and he kept his bag in the new ministry ,and this is his first achievement after his reelection ,Thank you Mr Interior Minister! ,you are doing a great job ,your master in the Oroba Castle will be very proud of you right now!

NOTE:Most of the victims are CHILDREN


  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Nesrina said…

    The photos are painful and what happened is unacceptable by all means.
    It's tooooo sad!
    Hope there is a way that Egyptians can help the impacted Sudanese families.

  • At 2:13 PM, Anonymous Alaa said…

    they are refugees not immigrants

  • At 12:05 AM, Blogger Hanouma said…

    The Problem is egypt cannot do anything to those poeple coz Great United States Of America has closed the doors in front of them and instead of trying to solve the refugees problem or at least ignore that's what r they doing?
    i really feel Sorry being an egyptian

  • At 12:54 AM, Blogger Rain said…

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  • At 1:09 AM, Blogger Wonderer said…

    I am really sad for what happened. I am totally against the way the police handled the situation. It is pathetic.
    However, what I can't understand why those refugees chose to camp in the middle of an important square in Cairo, preferring to live in the open air, instead of going to the "4th Kilo" where the Egyptian Government has prepared a place for them to live at.
    Is it logic to live in the middle of the street and to let your children deal with the danger of the situation in stead of going to a place that is set specially for them?
    I have passed by the square and seen them. They are sleeping on the grass and covered by newspapers, cardboards, rags …etc. they were also, cooking and living a normal life in the middle of the street!

    P.S. Do not get me wrong, I am totally against what happened from the Egyptian Police, but don't you see that the Sudanese have a part of the responsibility to carry?!

  • At 2:16 AM, Blogger change destiny said…

    well what's really making me angry is the response of the egyptian media which is total silence as usual . Too frustrating ... Welcome 2006 i guess .

  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger MoonLightShadow said…

    I completely disagree to how the Egyptian police handled the situation. However, the Sudanese staying there in the park is not accepted as well.

    I think there must have been another way to make them leave the park, rather than using violence and killing 10 of them.

  • At 1:07 AM, Blogger Libyan Violet said…

    I still don't understand why now? why not in september ? you mean because of the elections ?

  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    I first saw this yesterday on the news, and I was deeply saddened. The painful feeling grew when I tried to find something about this by reading the English editions of Egyptian newspapers on the net. Your post is the first opinion belonging to an Egyptian... Maybe the Arabic versions contained more?! or is this a rethorical question...
    I 'invited' myself to your blog by reading some comments you posted on Loulou's blog, hope you do not mind.

  • At 5:53 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    I just dropped by to wish you a Happy New Year...But this story of yours made me think I should probably wish the world a peaceful year as well

  • At 8:51 AM, Blogger humblemuslimah said…

    I was shocked to hear about how the egyptian police attacked these refugees. I hear the government are planning to deport them on thursday.

    My daughter took her friend hajar to egypt on holiday the year before last and they met so much racism from people because her friend is black it was quite open a lot of the time was the racism .
    I think a lot of eyptian people have to learn to not be racist . I am married to an egyptian and live in the uk ,so I do know te attitudes of them . As the Prophet muhammad (saw) said the best in the sight of Allah is the one who is most pious.


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