Injustice in Cairo

by J Willis on November 3, 2013 - 10:18am

In Egypt, since january, people from the opposite sides from Cairo are manifesting because of the politics of the president and they want him to amand the new constitution. But police officers had taken a guy who was part of  manifestations and they tortuted him. Mohammed el-Gindy was his name. He had disappeared during several days after the protestations taking place the 27 january, in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The body of Mohammed el-Gingy showed signs of torture. He was electrocuted, ribs were broken and he seems to have been a rope wrapped around his neck. A medical report said he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. More than 60 personnes have died since the manifestations. Images showed police attacking people protesting. The ministry has promised to investigate while President Morsi declared himself "outraged."

I think that it is really unfair what police officers are doing. They should not take over people protesting and tortured them. And this kind of stuff is not only happening in Egypt but everywhere on the planet. People have the right to proteste, even more if the president is not being respectfull and if he does what only he want to do, and ignoring his people. It is really unfair to them and it should not be this way.


I found this post interesting because it highlights an ongoing issue that is never truly addressed or understood. In every nation it is not uncommon for those who are protesting to be subjected to violence by police or military personnel. In the United States it was the civil rights movement where protestors were beaten or killed by both civilians and police. It is proven here that not only in the US this is a problem but in other countries worldwide. This is a very important issue because although in America there are amendments allowing freedom of protest, the protestors are not guaranteed safety and that is especially so in other nations without laws protecting those who protest. People are entitles to their views and they will never find justice for what is truly right for the majority if they are never allowed to voice their concerns publically, in order to make social and political change the public must be roused. This was interesting, but needed more detail as to what the protesters were protesting about and a deeper analysis of the text would help readers connect. The article is intriguing in itself, if it was given more detail within the summary and the analysis I would be able to connect to this more. Overall well done.

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