Posts Tagged: conscripts

The Central Security Forces

This (Arabic) study is one of the most accurate and detailed reports, I’ve come across, on the evolution of the Egyptian Interior Ministry’s Central Security Forces: UPDATE: I was honored to speak with the author of the study, in a Zoom meeting.

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CSF conscripts on mutiny

Central Security Forces in Obour are now on mutiny, following the the death of one of their colleagues, reportedly tortured by an officer. The conscripts have stormed the gates of their camp, and cut the Cairo – Ismailia road. In the video above, they are even chanting a famous UWK anti-police song! There are reports

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Conscript

A Central Security Forces conscript in Maspero on Friday, assuring protesters from inside the armored truck that he would not attack them, and expressing his discontent with the officers.

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CSF conscripts mutiny in Alexandria

[Video removed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D8302B0737] Central Security Forces conscripts in Dekheila, west of Alexandria, went on mutiny yesterday, staging protests, firing into the air, then tried storming Dekheila’s police station, setting fire to two police cars, after an officer assaulted a conscript in the camp. Residents in the area according to eyewitnesses joined the conscripts, who were

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Police conscript in Tahrir

I hope you can understand Arabic, coz this conversation is really powerful. A police conscript talks to protesters in Tahrir on Friday, slamming the corruption and oppression of the interior ministry, assuring the protesters that the conscripts support the revolution and took part in it during the uprising by leaving their posts and joining the

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CSF conscripts on strike

Around 1,000 Central Security Forces conscripts went on strike yesterday at their el-Gabal el-Ahmar Camp in Cairo, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm. The conscripts protested the abuse they receive on the hands of the officers, their work conditions at the camp, and their delayed pay. The conscripts, Al-Masry Al-Youm added, assaulted a number of officers and destroyed

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#Jan25 28 Jan 2011: Friday of Anger

Video taken by Gigi, on the Friday of Anger, as Giza demonstrators took over Galaa Bridge, following a bloody battle with the police. The officers escaped and left the conscripts behind. Some revolutionaries volunteered to form human chains around the CSF trucks, to protect the conscripts from the wrath of the protesters.

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Fraternizing with the Conscripts

Despite the shortage of water, the kettled protesters shared the few bottles they had with the Central Security Forces conscripts. The latter were very sympathetic towards the protesters. Most of the beatings that took place in the protest happened on the hands of the police informers and officers, not the conscripts. One day, they’ll go

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