From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Eyewitnesses say the military and plain-clothed men beat protesters and medics while clearing Tahrir Square; Video shows Egyptian security forces attacking protesters.
Activists are tweeting and describing details of a major attack by the army on protesters in Tahrir Square is underway.
Bel Trew, a journalist, told Ahram Online from the scene of Tahrir Square that security forces attacked protesters with batons. She heard what sounded to her like gunshots but did not see guns.
According to Trew, the military stormed the square and took over Tahrir chasing protesters down to Abd El-Monem Riad, Talaat Harb Square and Qasr El-Nil Bridge. Currently Tahrir is blocked by the military and no cars are able to pass through the square.
Trew added that the military were guided by plain-clothed men assisting them to beat up protesters. Paramedics were also assaulted by the military as they were evacuating a field hospital near the Omar Makram Mosque.
Salma Said, a rights activist, tweets that army personnel have forced ambulances away from the field hospital in Omar Makram Mosque.
Protester told CBC TV that army electrocuted him and confiscated his camera.
Lina Megahed, an activist, tweets that army has attacked protesters and that she is hiding in the Sadat (Tahrir Square) metro station unable to escape the area.
Sources told Ahram Online that military personnel have entered an apartment in a building that overlooks the square and confiscated cameras.
A building belonging to the Ministry of Transportation located right next to Parliament and Cabinet buildings, which has been burning since Friday night had completely caught fire earlier Saturday.
Several young protesters can be seen in video footage aired by Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr trying to put out the fire.
A video shot by a resident of the area captures the tense moments in the Square:
[Developed in partnership with Ahram Online.]
If you prefer, email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot on Facebook
Jadalicious / جدلشس
“But "security" under occupation is in reality maintaining Israel's security by force and eliminating any threat to the status quo through political repression.”click | email | tweet
Latest EntriesView All Entries »
- IMEU Interview: The Iran Nuclear Agreement and the Question of Palestine
- Snapshot: Palestinian Olive Trees
- On the Margins Roundup (July)
- Quick Thoughts: April Longley Alley on the Yemen Conflict
- Has Amnesty International Lost Its Way? A Forensic Analysis of Amnesty’s Reports on Operation Protective Edge (Part 2)
- Sinai: War in a Distant Province
- A Shift in Turkey's Foreign Policy? An Interview with Osman Shahin
- Cities Media Roundup (July 2015)
- New Texts Out Now: Raymond Hinnebusch, From Arab Spring to Arab Winter: Explaining the Limits of Post-Uprising Democratization
- Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (July 28)
- Turkey Media Roundup (July 28)
- Egypt Media Roundup (July 27)
- Last Week on Jadaliyya (July 20-26)
- Daoud’s Camus Fanfiction Is More of the Same
- تدمر، واحة للظلام
- Gay Hanging in Iran: Atrocities and Impersonations
- Quick Thoughts: John Reynolds on Recent Amendments to the Israeli Penal Code
- لا بشرٌ ولاحجر... تدمر وسرديات الحرب على الآثار
- Boycotting Israeli Academic Institutions: Advice for Anthropologists
- خلافـــــة الرئيـــس