Behind enemy lines
On November 24, 2011 the Egyptian Army built a concrete wall at the used-to-be battlefront in Mohamed Mahmoud street, after a non-stop war that lasted for more than 100 hours between anti-SCAF protesters and Central Security Forces.
The battle ignited on November 19, 2011 when Central Security Forces broke up Tahrir’s sit-in of those who were injured earlier in January during the First Egyptian Uprising.
Protesters were using rocks and molotov cocktails against CSF’s CR teargas, nerve gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.
Overall losses: at least 40 killed, hundreds arrested, thousands injured and many lost their eyes.
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