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The 2011 Egyptian protests

The 2011 Egyptian Protests

Access to the Pyramids in Giza was suspended; however, the resort town of Sharm-el Shaikh was said to be calm.
Eyewitnesses have said that "party thugs" associated with the Egyptian regime's Central Security Forces bearing government-issued weapons have been looting in Cairo. News from inside Alexandria as reported by an eye witness on Al-Arabiya news channel via phone, that a group of people captured a number of armed civilians trying to break into a local bank and after some investigation they learned that those armed civilians were actually part of the "Egyptian Undercover Police" with orders to create chaos. Emad Gad, an analyst with the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, said that he has obtained information from a trustworthy source that "there have been orders from the very top to free known felons from the prisons, to arm them and to let them mingle with protesters."
In Beni Suef, south of Cairo, 17 protesters were shot dead by Egyptian police as they attempted to attack two police stations in the city. Eight more people were killed during protests in the city. In the Abu Zabaal prison in Cairo, eight people were killed as police clashed with inmates trying to escape. According to a Reuters tally, these deaths bring total death toll to at least 100; however, no figures could be accurately confirmed.
Tanks were reported on the streets of Suez on the 29th, first the feared 300,000-strong Central Security Force units, then ordered army troops into major cities to quell street fighting. A police station was torched after protesters seized weapons stored inside before telling officers to get out.

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