Posts Tagged: csf

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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Bringing down Mubarak’s interior ministry

Following the Obour Central Security Forces conscripts mutiny (which was put down by the intervention of the army, together with concessions and promises offered), now around 300 soldiers and corporals at the neighboring 6th of October City police camp, assigned with guarding private and public banks, businesses and facilities, have gone on mutiny too, over

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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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#Nov19: Tahrir Intifada

Tahrir protesters under attack by tear gas canisters, fired by CSF troops advancing in Muhammad Mahmoud Street on Saturday. A young man picks up the tear gas canister to throw it back at the police. CSF troops advancing on Tahrir from Qasr el-Aini Street fire more rounds of tear gas at demonstrators in Tahrir.

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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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