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Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tahrir the Day After

There were more than 1000 injuries and reportedly one death in last night's clashes in Tahrir. Zeinobia rounds up pictures and videos; Ursula Lindsey summarizes the course of events.
And, once again, my tax dollars at work: the inevitable pictures of spent tear gas canisters "Made in USA"


David Mack said...

Agree that it "looks bad," but would it be better if they had used non-US live ammunition the way they do in Libya or Syria? Tear gas is what we use on student rioters in this country, because it is relatively humane.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

True. But with one dead and over 1000 receiving medical attention, it sounds like it wasn't just gas. And last January there was too much live ammunition used: some 800 officially dead.