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Hundreds protested in Tala’at Harb Square in Downtown Cairo on Saturday against President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, in solidarity with the citizen killed by Central Security Forces (CSF) in Mansoura on Friday (Photo by Fady Salah)

Rage over death

Protesters criticise President Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood following the death of Mansoura resident

Fady Salah

Surviving Cairo

Towards a distant fading light I march the streets of my lambent city. Quietly I move my feet, fearfully I take tiny steps into my questionable direction. Cairo has no room for certainty; certitude has become one of our luxuries. I confess to being one of those who ponder in doubt their very own existence; …

Ziad A. Akl

Demeaning enough?

They kept repeating the clip in front of me for more than five subsequent times. I starred at the pixelated screen. But it was still okay. The viciousness was clear enough for me. I could see the legs kicking him in the back, sticks hammering him on his head, hands dragging him from his legs …

Ethar Shalaby

The Police: Back to square one

Once again we go back to the very basics, to where it all began. What the police did last night around the presidential palace was nothing but a simple reminder of how things are just the same. Those who fell victim to the illusion of change should now wake up and see things for what …

Ziad A. Akl

The Battle of the Camel: Understanding the ‘counter-revolutionaries’

A common practice in Egypt has been to label your opposition as thugs, anti-Islamists or remnants of the former regime. These kabels are applied all too frequently and all too easily, as a means to justify one group’s actions over another. a closer look at the battle that took place on 2 February 2011 shows there were legitimate grounds for concern among the “regime remnants” that attacked the square that day; just as the revolutionaries fought for their lives, so too did their opposition

Luiz Sanchez