Egyptian military violence against football fans

This video from 17 February 2012 is called Egyptians protest Port Said Massacre: 74 dead after Al-Masry vs Al-Ahly football game (Cairo Egypt).

Egyptian soldiers attacked thousands of football fans in Port Said on Saturday, leaving one dead and 68 injured according to medical officials: here.

Transport workers in Egypt’s major cities are targeting the military regime’s links to big business, writes Anne Alexander: here.

After months of failed negotiations with government ministries, Egyptian workers organized nationwide strikes in both the public and private sectors: here.

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  1. Clinton Approves $1.3 Billion In Military Aid To Egyptian Junta

    Deutsche Presse-Agentur
    March 24, 2012

    US approves 1.3 billion dollars military aid to Egypt

    US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday gave the green light to US military aid to Egypt despite concerns that Cairo was not meeting goals in its democratic transition, dpa reported.

    Clinton waived conditions placed on the 1.3-billion-dollars of aid by Congress – that had insisted Egypt meet certain democratic reforms before being granted the funds – saying the move was in the United States’ national interest.

    “These decisions reflect America’s over-arching goal: to maintain our strategic partnership with an Egypt made stronger and more stable by a successful transition to democracy,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

    Nuland pointing to progress made in elections, but said the US remained concerned about protection for non-governmental organizations and other issues.

    “Egypt’s transition to democracy is not yet complete, and more work remains to protect universal rights and freedoms. The Egyptian people themselves have made this clear to their own leaders,” she said.


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  4. Parliament shuts in junta protest

    EGYPT: Parliament suspended its sessions on Sunday in protest against the military’s refusal to relax its iron grip on the country.

    Speaker Saad el-Katatni of the Muslim Brotherhood announced the suspension of the Islamist-dominated legislature’s business at the end of a televised session at which MPs criticised the ruling junta and the government it appointed under Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri.

    Mr Ganzouri also served as PM under the authoritarian regime of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak.


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