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Monday, November 21, 2011

Egyptian Military Say Their Tactics Are No Worse Than The Methods Used By US Police Against Occupy Protesters

The Egyptian military, battling renewed demonstrations in Tahrir Square, have defended their used of force against protesters by comparing themselves to police in the US who are dealing with the Occupy protests.

According to various sources, officials on Egyptian TV have asked why they are being criticised when similar tactics are allegedly being used against peaceful protesters in America.

The comments come in the wake of controversial tactics used by police in a number of US cities. Just in the past week, 84-year-old Dorli Rainey was allegedly pepper-sprayed by police at Occupy Seattle and protesters at UC Davis were pepper-sprayed after police claimed they felt threatened by a bunch of people sitting on the ground.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is just sad. How do you people that side with the police and against the protesters feel now? Or doesn't it bother you? Or are you waiting for the dead bodies to show up before condemning excessive force?

Or do you feel the protesters deserve being shot in the face, mace sprayed in the face;while sitting no less, and it's ok to crack a skull because some dummy took a cop's hat?