Remembering #Jan25: Days of Rage and Dignity. The Egyptian revolution really isn’t over, but the eighteen days of rallying and demonstrating across Egypt starting on 25 January 2011 that ultimately ousted longtime dictator Mubarak deserve an incredible amount of celebration.
Here is a photographic retrospective of those eighteen days, shot by some of the best. I will never fail to be blown away by the images of the demonstrations in Tahrir.
Breaking News: 327 killed in violence across #Egypt; more than 20 churches torched; historical sites, museums shut down
1. The Ministry of Health has announced that 327 have been killed and 2926 injured in violence across Egypt as security forces dispersed two large pro-Morsi sit-ins.
In Rabaa al-Adaweya’s sit-in alone, 113 people were killed, while 21 were killed in El-Nahda Square. In Helwan 18 were killed, and the deaths across other governorates have reached 175.
2. A Coptic Diocese and 15 homes belonging to Copts have been torched and stormed by Morsi supporters in Assiut. This comes after more than 20 churches were torched or stormed across Egypt, and countless homes and properties owned by Copts destroyed or damaged.
3. All of Egypt’s archaeological sites and museums have been shut down indefinitely after violence spread across Egypt. The move was done to ensure the protection of these sites from looting or encroachment.
During violence across Egypt, the Malawy Museum in Minya was attacked, with reports of looting of some of its contents. Morsi supporters also attempted to attack the National Museum of Alexandria but were dispersed by security forces.
[Photo: Rabaa al-Adaweya after the dispersal of protesters]