Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Protesting Police Brutality & State-Sponsored Yellow Journalism


Around 100 protesters congregated outside the headquarters of the state-owned Al-Gomhuria Newspaper in downtown Cairo today where they chanted slogans against the brutal murder of Alexandrian youth Khaled Said at the hands of police forces (on June 6th), and against the subsequent cover-ups and pathetic justifications for Said's murder published in this yellow newspaper's pages.



Slogans were chanted against Al-Gomhuria's blatant lies, against President/Dictator Hosni Mubarak, Minister of Interior - Habib "El Butcher" Adly, the State-Security Apparatus, the police in general, and the oppressive Emergency Law which has governed the country for the past 29 years.


Other slogans urged the journalists and editors of Al-Gomhuria to write the truth, and to refrain from acting as a mouthpiece for Mubarak's criminal state.


Hundreds of journalists and employees could be seen peeking out of open windows, while tens of others came out of the building and stood behind the police cordon which contained the protesters, and looked about curiously.


This demonstration is only one of several protests which have been conducted in Egypt since Said's murders. A number of other (larger) protests have been staged in Alexandria, Cairo, the Nile Delta, and other governorates.


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6 comments:

7oksha said...

I saw with my own eyes the Sidi Gaber demonstrations and couldn't get in due to the police surrounding the protesters. I didn't know about the demonstrations , and as I was going to El-Khan coffee-shop , as is my custom every Friday after the prayers , I was astounded by the sheer number of the police forces. Then I had a chat in the coffee-shop with a friend of mine, who incidentally has an Ikhwan father, about Mr. Khalid Sa3eed. He told me a lot , as I knew very little about that issue.

As to the YELLOW newspapers , if they can be called newspapers at all, they are just saying what they believe. Anyone who says a word about the system -and not a diabolical word for all that matters- online , should be hanged or maybe crucified. Online or Offline doesn't really matter , but the fact remains that most of the real time opposition to senior Mubarak's regiment IS ONLINE.

So, Keep it up. will ya?

于庭 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

戴昀德 said...

走過路過~不能錯過~哈哈............................................................

香昱信張君林 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

溫緯李娟王季 said...

留言支持好作品~加油!期待進步和更新..................................................................

Jano Charbel said...

I appreciate your comments ya 7oksha, and agree with you very much.

The function of Egypt's state-owned (yellow) press is to mislead the public into believing the state's lies & bullshit.

Al-Gomhuria painted the picture of a criminal Khaled Said - who deserved to die. It blamed the murder victim and covered up for the police/murderers.

These police crimes, and media cover-ups, will continue as long as the Emergency Law governs Egypt.

It's time to get rid of the Emergency Law, along with Hosni Mubarak and his police-state.

Eshtta ya 7oksha.