This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: [Trigger warning: Graphic images of violence against women] Egypt’s ruling military junta enraged the world today after footage emerged of army soldiers severely beating defenseless women in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — even going so far as to remove one of victims’ black abaya, exposing her torso.
According to The Telegraph, the Egyptian army raided nearby homes shortly after the incident and seized multiple cameras in an effort to suppress the footage.
The violence in Tahrir Square — homebase of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution — entered its third day, with at least 10 killed so far in clashes between protesters and military police. Hundreds more have been injured.
Egyptian citizens angered by the military regime’s refusal to relinquish power attempted to stage a sit-in outside the parliament building. Skirmishes broke out after the protesters were detained and reportedly abused by the military.
The crackdown expanded Saturday, with armed soldiers firing live ammunition at protesters in Tahrir Square in an effort to hasten their retreat and bring a definitive end their three-week-long demonstration.