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View Diary: The USA Is Not a Police State, IMO (299 comments)

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  •  THIS is a police state (8+ / 0-)

    from yahoo

    Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to protest tents in Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault Sunday to drive out thousands demanding that the military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government. At least seven protesters were killed and hundreds were injured.

    It was the second day of clashes marking a sharp escalation of tensions on Egypt's streets a week before the first elections since the ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak in February. The military took over the country, promising a swift transition to civilian rule. But the pro-democracy protesters who led the uprising have grown increasingly angry with the ruling generals, and suspect they are trying to cling to power even after an elected parliament is seated and a new president is voted in.

    http://news.yahoo.com/...

    From the story, though, it looks like Occupy Cairo after all

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