"Democratic Leftists" fire RPGs at police station in Egypt….

Yep. That’s what the enlightened progressives over at  ‘Harry’s Place’ keep telling us.  Just yesterday they told us that “Democratic Leftists” Lead  the Uprising in Egypt.

Vlad Tepes has more:

‘RPGs fired at police station in Egypt’

Smoke rises from objects being burnt to form a roadblock as people react after a protester was shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, 344 km (214 miles) northeast of Cairo, January 27, 2011.

Hours after Egyptian police shot dead an anti-government activist, protesters have retaliated by firing three rockets, but there are no reports on any casualties, security officials said.
The first rocket, which was fired at a police station in the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, missed its target and hit a nearby medical center, officials said.

The second rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) landed in an empty space, while the third hit a police station three kilometers (two miles) from the town, setting it on fire. The checkpoint had been evacuated earlier in the day.

No casualty has been reported from the rocket attacks.

With two new deaths on Thursday, the third day of the ongoing violence, the death toll has reached seven, AFP reported.

The anti-government protesters nationwide are demanding democracy, the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak who has ruled the country for some 30 years, and more employment opportunities.

The protesters in the Sinai were Bedouin, some of whom are heavily armed, and complain of government discrimination.

Clashes broke out in Sheikh Zuwaid earlier Thursday after witnesses and relatives said a youth died when he was shot in the head by police.

New protests continued to pop up across the country, with the most recent reported late Thursday on Haram Street, one of Cairo’s main avenues.

It was the first time there had been protests in this area, one of Cairo’s poorer neighborhoods. Security forces tried to rush to the area, but were confounded in their attempts as the protesters moved to block traffic.

3 thoughts on “"Democratic Leftists" fire RPGs at police station in Egypt….”

  1. “islam is peace, read the koran, respeck all religions and profits, educate yourself … blah blah ..”

    Even the ABC has trouble spinning this until 2/3 of the way down:


    Violence erupts on Egypt’s ‘day of wrath’

    [Police have fired teargas and water cannons at protesters shouting “Down, Down, Hosni Mubarak” and stamping on posters of the president in the demonstrations after Friday prayers, witnesses say.]

    * islam is peace, so they tell us, but “after friday prayers” returns 1,140,000 results, and many of them aren’t peaceful by infidel standards.

    The inevitable spin:

    [Poverty, corruption

    Young protesters want an end to Mr Mubarak’s authoritarian rule which has used heavy handed security to crush dissenters who complained about unemployment, inflation and corruption which has created a huge gap between rich and poor.]

    * Nothing to do with islam, of course, and nothing to do with “Friday prayers”.

    1. Not yet, Mullah.

      I don’t think the Friday prayers have started yet, its 15:30pm in Cairo at the time of this writing. But look out for fireworks afterwards….

  2. Bah! I was caught out by the ABC’s preemptive reporting!

    ABC has updated the story, feeding from Rooters, so the spin about poverty etc is closer to the top …

    “…but the violence broke out soon after prayers finished …”

    Same outcome though, if any of it was true.

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