Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized, opinion | Posted on 30-06-2011
New York – The tear gas and rubber bullets flew again in Tahrir Square, as thousands of protesters of Egypt’s new government clashed with police this week
Rocks, tear gas, Molotov cocktails, and rubber bullets flew in Cairo’s Tahrir Square again Tuesday night, in the largest clash between police and protesters since President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February. There are varying accounts of what exactly sparked the bloody confrontation — though all agree it started outside a memorial service at the Balloon Theater, between police and families of the January uprising’s “martyrs.” When the violence ebbed Wednesday, at least 1,000 protesters were injured, and the interim military-led government was scrambling to reassure Egyptians that the transition to democracy is still on track. Have things really changed since Mubarak’s fall?
The new regime has failed the people: “If it hadn’t been clear already,” the new clashes in Tahrir Square are a stark reminder that “the military junta running Egypt… is doing a terrible job,” says Blake Hounshell at