Arab Spring… Protesters Torch Government Building in Cairo


Thousands of Egyptian soccer fans protest at Sphinx Square in Cairo, Egypt, against the killing of at least 74 people in the country’s worst ever soccer violence in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Scores of Egyptian soccer fans were crushed to death Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, while others were fatally stabbed or suffocated after being trapped in a long narrow corridor trying to flee rival fans armed with knives, clubs and stones, in the country’s worst ever soccer violence that killed at least 74 people, witnesses and health officials said Thursday. (AP /Amr Nabil)

Protesters in Cairo today torched the tax authority building as demonstrations continued against army rule.
Reuters reported:

Egypt’s tax authority building in Cairo was set on fire as street protests against army rule raged into the early hours of Sunday, state TV footage showed.

Parts of the building, close to the interior ministry, were set ablaze, state TV said.

Anti-government protests, triggered by violence at a Port Said soccer match which killed 74 people, have killed a further 12 people in the last four days. This last week was one of Egypt’s bloodiest since an uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power a year ago and left the military in charge.

The death toll from unrest in Cairo climbed to seven, the state news agency reported.

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