Confrontation between Police and Youth

Egypt witnesses clashes in which 1000 people are hurt.

Skirmishes took place overnight in Egypt as police fired tear gas at protesters which included a majority of youth. Over 1000 people were severely injured including 40 policemen. The whole incident began when the family members of people killed during the toppling of Hosni Mubarak’s corrupt government got together to hold an event in Cairo. Several disgruntled individuals arrived during these proceedings complaining that their relatives had not been included.

The result was chaos. As differences surfaced the opposing parties came to blows. The result was a riot and police was called in aggravating the already delicate situation. This was the first such incident of violence since the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak from office. It shows that all is not well in a yet fragile created order in Egypt. All night the street fighting continued and even in the early hours of the morning there were youth hurling stones at the forces of authority.

Many of the people who participated in the confrontation bore grudges against the delay in bringing corrupt officials to justice. The revolution may yet possess the metaphorical power to devour its own children.