- Posted February 3, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Systematic killing of Egyptian youth
Today on the 3rd of February approximately 60,000 peaceful protesters were in the streets heading towards the Ministry of Interior close to Tahrir Square. Protesters where heading towards the Ministry, but every time the protesters came close to the Ministry the police started shooting 6 to 7 expired teargas canisters at the crowd. Dozens fainted while people carried them to the ambulances close by. This sequence happens every ten minutes. People's frustration is a direct reaction to the planned massacre that took place in Port Said's football match two days ago, where 74 Ultras (Strong allies of the Revolution) fans lost their lives and over 1,000 injured, witnesses said that they were attacked by paid thugs with unified white batons and knives. Yesterday, People's Assembly Speaker Katatny did not take any concrete action in responce to several demands by some PM's including the removal of the current government and the establishment of a new one chosen by the PA, reporting to PA and not the SCAF(Supreme Council of the Armed Forces). In addition, they called for the prosecution of those responsible for the killings and torture of civilians since January 25, 2011, the removal of the current General Prosecutor, and the end of military rule. The speaker of the parliament, Katatny simply called for a committee to study the facts of the Port Said massacre. This committee is expected to report its finding in a weeks time. This is the same thing that we have been hearing for the past year. It is not enough. For over a year, not one committee investigating the various deadly incidents that have taken place has issued a final report. Nobody has been held accountable. Nobody has been punished. No one in Tahrir believes that our legal system or that the People's Assembly will do anything to stop the systematic killing and detention of innocent civilians.