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Ramy Essam, "la voix de la place Tahrir" : la Révolution n'est pas à vendre.

Ramy Essam, "la voix de la place Tahrir" : la Révolution n'est pas à vendre. | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

He has been arrested, beaten and even tortured by the Egyptian military forces after a concert in Cairo. Three years before the Arab spring, Ramy Essam, a former architecture student, had already begun writing political songs, trying to make a name for himself in the musical industry. Raised in Mansoura, the Egyptian rocker left his city in 2011 to join the protests in Cairo. He quickly became the voice of Tahrir Square. Called the singer of the revolution in the media, his song Irhal made him famous and became Tahrir’s anthem during the 18 days of the January 25 revolution. However, when he decided to take to the streets to participate in Hosni Mubarak’s fall, Essam wasn’t going to bring his guitar. “But my brother and a friend said ‘You must bring it. You have songs. You can help the people,”’ he told the New York Times.

On March 9, 2011, the army rounded up group of protestors Essam was with. Because his face was already known, he became the target of police aggression. “Normally one army officer would torture a group of people, but I had a group of officers just on me,” he remembers. “They called me by name and knew that I was there as a symbol so they stripped me down and electrocuted me.” Eight months later, on November 2011, the Egyptian singer won the Swedish Freemuse Award and received it a ceremony in Stockholm. But it was difficult for him to be proud of the award while the protests raged on in Cairo. “It’s very hard to be here when everything is happening in the square,” he told journalists at the time.

Three years later, Essam isn’t in Tahrir anymore. But he hasn’t stopped singing, and above all, he’s remained true to himself. On the eve of the anniversary of the revolution, he released a video on YouTube. “Mahnach men dol” (We don’t belong to them), a rock song, attacks everybody: the army, the Muslim brotherhood, and the remnants of the old regime. "I criticize all the politicians," Ramy explains, "especially Sisi, because he is the strongest … Now the famous actors and singers who supported Mubarak before the revolution are supporting him,” he declares, disgusted. But he doesn’t belong to them.

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Trois ans après Tahrir, l'Egypte a-t-elle changé ?

Trois ans après Tahrir, l'Egypte a-t-elle changé ? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

On January 25, Egyptians mark the third anniversary of the revolution that ended decades of a repressive regime -- and that many heralded as the beginning of a transition to democracy.  
 
But three years after millions of Egyptians rose up and overthrew Hosni Mubarak, a general-turned- president, the country seems set to back another general, Abdel Fatah el Sissi, as his successor.
 
That leaves many asking how much, if anything, has changed?

There is more violence, including a series of bombings in Cairo, one day before the anniversary - which makes General Sissi all the more popular with many Egyptians, who long for stability after all the turmoil.

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Arab League meeting moved due to Tahrir clashes

Arab League meeting moved due to Tahrir clashes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

For the first time in the Arab League's history, Arab foreign ministers have been unable to reach the organization's building at Cairo's Tahrir Square due to clashes between security forces and protesters.

The clashes have forced the officials to hold their meeting at a hotel near the Cairo International Airport.

The decision comes two days after the league's 139th session kicked off for permanent delegates.

Sources at the general secretariat said the decision aims to ensure the safety of the 12 ministers scheduled to meet Wednesday. (...)

 

More on: http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/arab-league-meeting-moved-due-tahrir-clashes

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Mursi is a ‘Zionist’ who shares security interests with Israel: Egyptian cleric

Mursi is a ‘Zionist’ who shares security interests with Israel: Egyptian cleric | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Speaking to protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Nasr, leader of the Front “Ozharyoun with civil state,” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is coming to Egypt on March 2 to support “Mursi the Zionist.

 

 

An Islamic cleric who opposes the Muslim Brotherhood and supports a “civil state” system in the post-revolutionary Egypt described Friday Islamist President Mohammed Mursi as a “Zionist” who shares security interests with Israel.

Speaking to protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Nasr, leader of the Front “Ozharyoun with civil state,” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is coming to Egypt on March 2 to support “Mursi the Zionist.”

“They are all relatives, the Brotherhood and the Jews are one; Israel's security is part of the Brotherhood's security and the security of the Brotherhood is part of Israel's security,” Sheikh Nasr said in a video posted on the website of Adostor newspaper (www.dostor.org)

He described Kerry as a “Jew and the son of a Jew,” saying the American top diplomat would be received with mobs hurling eggs and tomatoes at him upon his arrival to Egypt.

“As for myself, I have a special gift for him and for anyone who supports the regime of the Brotherhood’s regime,” Sheikh Nasr said, before removing his shoe and raising it in front of the crowd.

Sheikh Nasr called for “continued struggle” until the establishment of a civil state in Egypt. “Europe and American and Brotherhoods are conspiring against the Egyptian Revolution to abort it because they know that if Egyptians take the right path of civilization they will create.

 

More on:  http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/03/01/269060.html

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Tahrir calm after brief skirmishes between police and protesters

Tahrir calm after brief skirmishes between police and protesters | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Calm returned to TahrirSquare Tuesday morning after two hours of skirmishesbetween protesters and police.

Police were trying to reopen the square to traffic, and security forces managed to remove protester tents and street vendor stands despite staunch resistance.

Cars gradually started to flow into the square as protesters moved their sit-in to the central island. However, the Qasr al-Aini and Talaat Harb Street areas remain closed.

Employees also resumed work at the Mugamma administrative building overlooking the square. Several youths attempted to shut the building down once again but were pushed away by employees and other bystanders.

Gamal Abel Aal, director of Cairo's investigation police, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that police have managed to open Abdel Moneim Riyad and Qasr al-Nil Streets but did not approach protesters or their tents.

He also claimed that 55 have been arrested in possession of arms, and that 'protesters attacked police with [Molotovs] and damaged two security vehicles.”

 

Protesters in the square have been staging a sit-in since 25 January, when opposition groups marked the second anniversary of the 2011 revolution with demonstrations against the incumbent regime. Protesters have occasionally hindered activities at the Mugamma and subway traffic at Sadat metro station since then.

 

Full text: http://arabia.msn.com/news/middle-east/1328066/tahrir-calm-after-brief-skirmishes-be/

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MOI appeals to protesters to open Tahrir Square

MOI appeals to protesters to open Tahrir Square | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Egypt's Ministry of Interior appealed on Tuesday to the protesters holding a sit-in at Tahrir Square to open the square and help the government operate the traffic in the area.

The Ministry said that the sit-in affects the citizens' freedom of movement in areas surrounding Tahrir Square.

A media official of the Interior Ministry said in a statement published on its official page, "Cairo's security services department, in coordination with a number of young protesters, removed the obstacles impeding traffic this morning, to work on restoring the traffic flow."

The statement added that this move appealed to a large segment of society, but following the departure of the security troops, the roads were closed again.

Political movements and parties have started an open-ended sit-in at Tahrir Square since November, following a constitutional decree issued by President Mohamed Mursi which gave him sweeping powers and shielded his decisions from court challenges.

 

This content is from :Aswat Masriya
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In pictures- Tahrir demonstrators brave the rain

In pictures- Tahrir demonstrators brave the rain | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands headed to Tahrir Square on Friday to demonstrate against President Mohamed Morsy, the regime and the Muslim Brotherhood.
People turned out in the square despite the weather conditions being less than favourable.
In the afternoon the sun emerged and the demonstrations continued.  Demonstrations have been on-going since the two-year anniversary of the 25 January revolution.
The situation along the Nile Corniche road was more tense. Security forces clashed with protesters, with reports of birdshot being used.
Clashes have occurred throughout the week near Tahrir which has seen the Semiramis hotel ransacked and Security transport vehicles stolen and set on fire by demonstrators.

Photos by Mohamed Omar

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Les manifestants arrivent à Tahrir

Les manifestants arrivent à Tahrir | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Les manifestants ont commencé à affluer sur la place Tahrir pour participer au manifestations du « Vendredi du Salut » juste avant la fin de la prière de vendredi.  

Les manifestants se sont rassemblés devant l’unique « estrade » sur la Place, près de la rue Mohamed Mahmoud.

La prière de vendredi est transmise en direct et les organisateurs ont fait appel aux manifestants pour nettoyer la zone située autour de la tribune afin de la préparer à la prière.

بدأ المتظاهرون في التوافد على ميدان التحرير للمشاركة في فاعليات ما أطلق عليه جمعة

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Echauffourées à l'aube à Kasr El-Eini

Echauffourées à l'aube à Kasr El-Eini | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Des dizaines de protestataires de Tahrir ont détruit jeudi matin, une partie des blocs de béton qui les séparent de la police  dans la rue Kasr el Eini.  

Ces affrontements  brusques ont éclaté à l’aube entre les manifestants et les forces de sécurité, à la veille du 2ème anniversaire de la Révolution.

 

Les heurts ont eu lieu à proximité de la Shura, des deux côtés du "mur" de béton, bloquant la rue. Les manifestants ont jeté des pierres et cocktails molotov sur les forces de sécurité qui ont riposté avec des bombes lacrymogènes.


Des sources de sécurité ont déclaré à Al-Masri Al-Youm que les affrontements ont commencé après la tentative des manifestants de détruire le « mur » et le détachement de quelques blocs de béton.

 

 

Traduction par Randa CHART

هدم العشرات من المعتصمين في ميدان التحرير، فجر الخميس، جزءا من الجدار الخرساني العازل الذي يفصلهم عن الشرطة في شارع قصر العيني، وسط اشتباكات متقطعة بين المتظاهرين وقوات الأمن المركزي.

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Egypte : un portail sur la place Tahrir en guise de "sécurité" ?

Egypte : un portail sur la place Tahrir en guise de "sécurité" ? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Un portail en fer a été érigé à l’entrée de la place Tahrir, au Caire, afin de ramener le calme à cet endroit, selon le gouvernement. 

Les habitants du Caire ont eu la surprise de découvrir qu’un portail a été installé ce week-end aux abords de la légendaire place Tahrir, épicentre de la contestation. L’opposition démocrate dénonce une nouvelle forme de « répression ». Mais selon le ministère de l’Intérieur, cette installation, de trois mètres de haut hérissée de pics et peinte aux couleurs nationales, vise à redonner un air de « normalité » au site.

Pour le moment, le portail est ouvert afin de permettre l’accès aux automobilistes à l’un des axes principaux, la rue Kasr el Eïni. Il remplace en outre les nombreux murs en béton construits dans le quartier, ces trois dernières années.

« Ces portes ont été installées provisoirement. En cas de problème de sécurité, elles seront fermées », a indiqué Hany Abdel Latif, porte-parole du ministère de l’Intérieur.

Vers une crise durable ?

Les contestataires affirment que ce portail et les blocs de béton, censés être temporaires, sont le signe d’une crise durable sept mois après la destitution de Mohamed Morsi

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L'esprit Tahrir

L'esprit Tahrir | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Trois ans après le soulèvement de la place Tahrir en Égypte, il peut être tentant pour les esprits chagrins de dire que la révolution a été un échec. La vérité, c'est qu'il est beaucoup trop tôt pour le dire.

«On ne saura pas avant plusieurs décennies si la révolution a réussi. Les objectifs de cette révolution (pain, liberté, justice sociale, dignité...), il faudra plus de deux ans pour les réaliser. On ne peut que jeter les fondements du changement.»

Ces sages paroles sont de Khalid Abdalla, acteur britannique d'origine égyptienne que l'on a pu voir dans Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul. Il fait partie de ces manifestants de la place Tahrir que l'excellent documentaire The Square, en nomination pour un Oscar, nous invite à suivre. Fils d'un militant qui a dû s'exiler après avoir été emprisonné en Égypte, il devient, dans cette poignante oeuvre de cinéma-vérité, l'un des acteurs d'un film révolutionnaire qui le dépasse et dont la suite reste à écrire.

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Affrontements quotidiens en Egypte

Affrontements quotidiens en Egypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Nouvelle journée d’affrontements en Egypte.

Des manifestants se sont à nouveau opposés à la police au Caire, non loin de la place Tahrir. Les heurts se sont déroulés en marge des funérailles d’un militant tué précédemment.

La crise économique dans laquelle le pays s’enfonce ne fait qu’exacerber les tensions ces dernières semaines. Une partie de la population se sent notamment trahie par Mohamed Morsi, le président issu des Frères musulmans.

A Port Saïd, les violences ne cessent plus depuis trois jours. Une cinquantaine de personnes auraient été blessées ce mardi. Six personnes avaient été tuées dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi.

La ville s’est embrasée dimanche suite à la décision des autorités de transférer hors de la ville une quarantaine de prisonniers en attente de leur procès pour leur participation à des violences après un match de football en février 2012. Des violences qui avaient fait 74 morts. Fin janvier, une vingtaine de supporters avaient été condamnés à la peine capitale dans la même affaire.

 

Ce texte est d'Euronews

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Tahrir Square arrests include 13 children, says rights group

Tahrir Square arrests include 13 children, says rights group | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Egyptian Coalition for Children's Rights reported 13 children were among 56 people arrested in Tahrir Square and the surrounding area Tuesday and alleged violence was used against the minors.

Some of the detainees are less than 15 years old and were taken into custody randomly, the organization alleged in a statement Wednesday evening, adding that the prosecution ordered they be turned over to their families.

Those arrested were accused of thuggery, harassment, attacking security forces with Molotov cocktails, preventing public employees from carrying out their duties and blocking traffic in the square, the statement said, describing the charges as unreasonable.

The accused were taken to Darb al-Ahmar Police Station before being transferred to prosecution offices in the Fifth Settlement and undergoing seven hours of interrogation.

The ongoing arrest of children has become one of the most serious acts by the Interior Ministry as it undermines the safety of youths and confirms the state's failure to provide care for children, the statement said.

 

More on: http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/tahrir-square-arrests-include-13-children-says-rights-group

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Interior Ministry, protesters agree to open Tahrir for traffic Friday

Interior Ministry, protesters agree to open Tahrir for traffic Friday | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Protesters agreed with the Interior Ministry Thursday to open Tahrir Square for traffic Friday evening after their protest to demand the trial of President Mohamed Morsy.

The ministry is to present to them a timetable for the removal of all concrete barriers from Cairos streets.

The move was in response to an initiative by media personality Amr al-Leithy.

Protesters have been staging a sit-in in the square since the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution, protesting against Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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'The Square' Filmmakers Comment On Ahmadinejad's Visit To Egypt.

'The Square' Filmmakers Comment On Ahmadinejad's Visit To Egypt. | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

'The Square,' by 'Control Room' director Jehane Noujaim, won Sundance's best world documentary audience award. She and producer Karim Amer comment on Ahmadinejad visit to Egypt.

 

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Filmmakers: Muslim Brotherhood Falling Into Same Trap As Mubarak 

 

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/videos/news/filmmakers-muslim-brotherhood-falling-into-same/vpzCj/

 

 

 

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"L’Imam" à Tahrir : Morsi porte la responsabilité de la crise actuelle

"L’Imam" à Tahrir : Morsi porte la responsabilité de la crise actuelle | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le cheikh Abdallah Nasr, prédicateur de la mosquée Omar Makram, située dans les environs de la Place Tahrir a délcaré dans son sermon ce vendredi, que le Président Morsi et son gouvernement portaient la totale responsabilité de la crise politique actuelle.

Il leur a demandé de réaliser les objectifs légitimes de la Révolution comme le souhaitent les manifestants, et il a démenti le fait que les manifestants soient des « voyous » ou des « traîtres » comment le répétaient certains médias.

Nasrallah a demandé, lors de son discours, aux dirigeants de l'armée de se tenir auprès du peuple, et de le soutenir contre les tentatives de «confrérisation » de l’Etat. Il a également appelé le Ministère de l'Intérieur à faire son devoir en protégeant les manifestants et les biens publics et privés

 

 

قال الشيخ عبدالله نصر، خطيب مسجد عمر مكرم، المتواجد بمحيط ميدان التحرير، أن الرئيس

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Calme à Tahrir, Kasr el Nil et réouverture partielle des routes

Calme à Tahrir, Kasr el Nil et réouverture partielle des routes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le calme régnait mardi matin sur la place Tahrir, après une nuit de violents affrontements entre forces de sécurité et manifestants, sur le  pont et la rue Qasr al-Nil, qui ont fait des dizaines de blessés dans les 2 camps.

Pour la première fois depuis plusieurs jours, la Place Tahrir a été partiellement ouverte à la circulation (vers la rue Falaki et Qasr al-Nil). Cependant les routes vers Kasr El-Eini,  Omar Makram Omar et le Musée égyptien restent fermées (…)

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La majorité des manifestants étaient restés ce matin à l’intérieur de leurs tentes, tandis qu'un autre groupe  commençait le nettoyage du périmètre, surtout le parc qui se situe au centre de la Place.

 

D'un autre côté, le calme régnait également autour du Palais El-Ettehadeya à Héliopolis pour la 4ème journée consécutive.  On remarquait également l'absence de manifestants, ainsi qu’une diminution des nombres des forces de sécurité chargées de sécuriser le palais.

 

 

ساد الهدوء التام صباح اليوم الثلاثاء محيط ميدان التحرير بعد ليلة من الاشتباكات

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