Tahrir Square

Sexual assaults in Cairo's Tahrir Square 'out of control'

Demonstrators fill Tahrir Square. Photo: AFP

A new wave of sexual assaults, including at least one gang rape, has been reported during anti-government protests in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, as millions of Egyptians take to the streets to demand the ousting of President Mohammed Mursi.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 4:25am

'Eye Sniper' jailed for three years, but police culture remains brutal

A blinded victim

They called him the Eye Sniper of Cairo. In November 2011, 10 months after the uprising that was supposed to end state repression in Egypt, a young police lieutenant named Mohamed Sobhi el-Shenawy put his shotgun to his shoulder and started firing at protesters near Tahrir Square.

8 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Egypt protesters encircle presidential palace

A protester rallies against Mohammed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

Egyptians have taken their protests against Islamist President Mohammed Mursi to the gates of his palace, demanding his ouster in scenes not witnessed even during demonstrations that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Egypt’s Islamists rally for Mursi as rifts widen

Supporters of President Mohammed Mursi march in Cairo on Saturday. Photo: AP

Thousands of Islamists rallied on Saturday in support of President Mohammed Mursi’s new expanded powers and the drafting of a contested charter, in a clear show of Egypt’s widening polarisation.

1 Dec 2012 - 8:04pm

Egypt protests continue in deadlock over Mursi powers

Demonstrators run away from tear gas during clashes with riot police on Omar Makram street, off Tarir Square, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of protesters were in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a sixth day on Wednesday, demanding that Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi rescind a decree they say gives him dictatorial powers.

28 Nov 2012 - 7:40pm

Thousands march to Tahrir as pressure piles on Egypt’s Mursi

Protesters shout slogans against the President Mohammed Mursi decree at Tahrir Square on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi faced nationwide protests on Tuesday after digging in his heels over a controversial decree granting him sweeping powers.

27 Nov 2012 - 9:46pm

Mursi sticks by disputed decree after meeting judges

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi meets with members of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo on Monday. Photo: EPA

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi on Monday stuck by a controversial decree granting him sweeping powers, on the eve of planned nationwide rallies to protest the move, in the worst crisis since his election in June.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am