|Nabi Daniel St. Before and After (Al-Wafd)|
The Nabi Daniel booksellers have their own website and their own Facebook page. Not, in other words, some sort of clandestine, underground operation. It isn't clear why the new Governor, Muhammad Atta Abbas, took the move; there has been a government campaign against street vendors in Cairo, but targeting long-established booksellers specifically is particularly alarming.
I plan to follow this story as it evolves. There is no justification for destroying booksellers. None.