An Egyptian Activist Battered In Tahrir Considers Boycott

Monday was the largest turnout in recent memory for the first round of voting in Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

Meet Saleh, an activist who, during the clashes with police in Tahrir, was arrested and later released along with other protestors. He describes his experience as “fortunate” when compared to the fates of those killed in Tahrir as well as the thousands who remain in military detention.

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Civilian members of Egypt’s government have offered to step down after large scale conflicts in Cairo’s Tahrir Square this weekend.
Months of exasperation with Egypt’s military rule erupted into violence on Sunday as protesters  faced off with soldiers.
As Egyptian troops attempted to clear the square, protesters resisted and were tear-gassed by soldiers. Rocks were flung back and forth. There are also allegations that live ammunition was used, and it’s being reported that at least 24 people have been killed.
Elections are scheduled a week from Monday, but protesters have long been demanding civilian government rule.
View contributor Shadi Rahimi’s photos from this weekend on Turnstyle News. 

Civilian members of Egypt’s government have offered to step down after large scale conflicts in Cairo’s Tahrir Square this weekend.

Months of exasperation with Egypt’s military rule erupted into violence on Sunday as protesters  faced off with soldiers.

As Egyptian troops attempted to clear the square, protesters resisted and were tear-gassed by soldiers. Rocks were flung back and forth. There are also allegations that live ammunition was used, and it’s being reported that at least 24 people have been killed.

Elections are scheduled a week from Monday, but protesters have long been demanding civilian government rule.

View contributor Shadi Rahimi’s photos from this weekend on Turnstyle News. 

Days after dozens of Coptic Christians died in protests in Cairo, Egypt’s military rulers have responded to the incident publicly.

Less publicized is the plight of the protesters who’ve been detained after continuing their demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Nearly 12,000 civilians have been tried in military tribunals since the beginning of the year, and there’s fear among many young protesters about what’s happened to their comrades. One protester moved her campaign to Facebook after street crackdowns became too severe. This is her story.