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Statement from the Revolutionary Socialists of Egypt on the Nakba Protests

Tuesday 17th May 2011

Sharaf and the military are the successors of Mubarak: Down with the agents of Zionism

On the anniversary of the Nakba, the police and army fire live ammunition at Egyptians to protect the embassy of the Zionists.

“With the fall of Mubarak, Israel announced that it had lost a strategic ally in the region. Congratulations to Israel on finding a replacement.”

According to eye witness reports the demonstration which marched on the Zionist embassy had succeeded in breaking the security cordon of a number of military vehicles which the army had put in place between part of Murad Street and University Bridge since the revolution began in January.

Demonstrators were then surprised by ranks of Central Security Forces riot police who attacked them just steps away from the embassy building, which occupies two upper floors of the building. The police were also firing tear gas with such intensity that it reached ...

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