February 7, 2013

Police Brutality Echoes Pre-Revolution Egypt

Erin Cunningham, Global Post

AP Photo

In gray and crumbling downtown Tanta, the air still burned from the tear gas fired by police forces the night before.

One of Tanta’s own had been killed — tortured by police, his family and friends say. This mid-sized Nile Delta city, 58 miles north of Cairo, had exploded Monday night into its most violent anti-government protest in years.

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