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Ziad A. Akl

Honouring Mohamed Mahmoud

“In the name of those who unjustly died in defence of an idea and in pursuit of a dream” Four years have passed since 19 November 2011 when the events of Mohamed Mahmoud Street in downtown Cairo broke out. Perhaps it is too late to wallow in the futility of nostalgia or to merely mourn …

Ziad A. Akl

Amr Khalifa

The camera and the gun: Khaled Abol Naga

By Amr Khalifa In Egypt, the Al-Sisi regime wants opposition pens dry and artist’s mouths shut. Many Egyptian viewers expected Khaled Abol Naga to be more reticent after recently saying “we may soon need to be saying ‘leave’ to Al-Sisi” – those watchers couldn’t be more wrong. In an interview where he held nothing back …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Clashes mar Mohamed Mahmoud anniversary

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in downtown Cairo on Tuesday to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes in 2011 that left approximately 50 dead. The day began with rival protests on Mohamed Mahmoud Street and Tahrir Square, with the latter occupied by demonstrators supporting Minister of Defence Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Meanwhile protesters in …

Daily News Egypt

An Egyptian protester throws a rock during clashes with riot police along a road near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on 23 November, 2011. Clashes between security forces and unarmed protesters raged on for days amid a sit-in in Tahrir Square which started 19 November, to be known as the Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes. On 20 November, police forces aided by the army  stormed the square, forcibly dispersing the sit-in. For a few minutes, Tahrir Square was entirely empty, before protesters began filling it up again. Videos released shortly afterwards showed men wearing army uniforms dragging dead bodies to place them over piles of trash.
(AFP File Photo)

The remains of Mohamed Mahmoud

The death toll of the 2011 Mohamed Mahmoud clashes was almost 50, making them the deadliest Egypt had witnessed at the time. Subsequent clashes on the one year anniversary of the violence saw at least two killed, including a 16 and a 15 year old. These words are being written on the eve of the second anniversary. No one really knows what will happen within a few hours, but the tensions are rising amid rival protests planned on the anniversary. As the Daily News Egypt looks in depth into which movements are calling for what this year, participants in the original 2011 clashes tell their story about an anniversary that has been rather stripped of what it stands for.

Rana Muhammad Taha