Monthly Archives: February 2012

First time I have used the “Reblog” feature… seemed appropriate. Thanks again Patch. Advertisements

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Arrested: inside my Egyptian nightmare

Had my account of our Feb 11,12 and 13, arrest and detention published over at The Drum Traffic was light on the road out of Cairo. The oppressive density of the metropolis gave way to an uneven patchwork of small … Continue reading

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Tahrir’s Morning Glory.

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Tahrir at Dawn

Tahrir Square before it has it’s coffee.

Protesters clash with police in street around the Ministry of the Interior.

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Taste the Tear Gas

filmed in Cairo -on 2 Feb 2012 After the violence at a Port Said soccer match, which left at least 70 dead, protesters flooded the streets around the Ministry of the Interior, which they say was complicit in the attack.

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The Ultras take on the MOI

As I post these shots the police are defending the Ministry of the Interior, on several fronts, from hordes of hardcore soccer fans, referred to as “Ultras”. This is because they see MOI as having been complicit in, or even … Continue reading

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