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Tahrir Square closed ahead of Egypt protests

Islamist and pro-revolutionary groups call for separate protests after the dismissal of charges against Mubarak.

Protests in Cairo after judge drops charges against Mubarak

CAIRO, Egypt — After an Egyptian judge on Saturday dismissed charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution, more than 1,000 people demonstrated near Tahrir Square where the uprising...Show More Summary

With Mubarak Acquitted, Egypt’s Arab Spring Is Over

The former strongman's acquittal shows Egypt has turned back to the clock to before the Tahrir Square uprising.

Demonstrators take to streets to protest Mubarak acquittal

Crowd protesting Mubarak acquittal near entrance to Tahrir square has grown. Chanting against military. pic.twitter.com/GCb9qltWf1 — Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) November 29, 2014

A Hero of Tahrir Square Comes to New York

3 weeks agoNews : News Desk

Ramy Essam, the singer who is known as the bard of the Egyptian revolution, stood on a street corner near Washington Square Park last Thursday evening, waiting for his friends to finish debating the best way to get to Harlem. It wasShow More Summary

A Diverse and Powerful Egyptian Church

In June and July of 2013, Tahrir Square became a place where history was made. This Cairo, Egypt landmark housed the largest outpouring of protest against the radical Jihadist agenda in the Middle East, with estimates of over 20 million people protesting the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Protest economics: More intense protests in Tahrir Square are associated with lower stock market valuations for firms connected to the group currently in power US judge performance falls when they are up for election What schools are best managed? “UK, … Continue reading ? The post Papers I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Tahrir Square's power over stock prices

In 2011, Egyptians found power in numbers in their Tahrir Square protests — leading to the eventual downfall of the ruling regime, and in the near-term cutting off beneficial relationships between the government and favored companie...

Al Jazeera journalist sentenced in Egypt

Network denounces 15-year jail sentence in absentia against Ahmed Mansour for "torturing lawyer in Tahrir Square".

Abandon All Hope Ye Who Protest Here

What Hong Kong's Occupy Central can learn from the Tahrir Square uprising.

Comparing protests

3 months agoNews : Daily Chart

A look at the sizes of recent street demonstrations PEOPLE power is increasingly on display from Cairo’s Tahrir Square to Istanbul’s Taksim Square. In recent days Hong Kong and Ukraine have come alive with public protests of their own. Show More Summary

From Tahrir Square to Ferguson, artist Glenn Kaino's rocks of protest

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Artist Glenn Kaino picked up his first rock in Cairo a couple of years back. He was in Egypt doing some research for the 13th annual Cairo Biennale, where he had been selected to represent the United States. Kaino's meanderings around the ancient city eventually led him to Tahrir Square, the...

From Tahrir Square to Ferguson, artist Glenn Kaino's rocks of protest

Artist Glenn Kaino picked up his first rock in Cairo a couple of years back. He was in Egypt doing some research for the 13th annual Cairo Biennale, where he had been selected to represent the United States. Kaino's meanderings around the ancient city eventually led him to Tahrir Square, the...

Egypt: 33 killed in renewed violence

4 months agoNews : Guardian News Blog

33 killed over past three days in Egypt - morgue officials Thousands flood to Tahrir Square as clashes continue Election plans in chaos amid calls for civilian government ICC pressures Libya over Saif and Senussi Syria locked in stand-off...Show More Summary

Report: Muslim Professor Killed for Decrying ISIS Persecution of Christians

During the Tahrir Square uprising in Cairo, part of the the Arab Spring in 2011, archaeologists and scholars fretted about the fate of Egypt's ancient monuments and the artifacts housed in the Cairo Museum, worrying the treasures from Egypt's pagan past would be lost in the midst of the political turmoil. Show More Summary

Egypt Throws Book at 9 for Tahrir Square Sex Assaults

Faced with rampant and public sex assaults over the last three years, Egypt today threw out a decisive deterrent and sentenced nine men to hefty jail terms, reports the Guardian. Seven men were given life sentences—three of those received multiple life sentences, notes the AP —while another two teenagers...

Five Egyptian Men Get Life in Prison For Sexually Harassing Women

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Five Egyptian men were sentenced to life in prison for sexually harassing and attacking women during the presidential inaugural celebrations in Tahrir Square last month. These were likely the men shown attacking a 20-year-old student in YouTube video that went viral. Read more...

Life sentences for Egypt sexual assaults

Seven men sentenced to life in prison for sexually attacking women during public rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Egypt sentences 7 men to life in prison for sexual assaults

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults on women during a number of public rallies in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square.

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