Sunday, January 30, 2011

Egyptian Protesters Desicrate Mummies and Detroit Police Station Shooting Released


Protesters in Cairo have destroyed two mummies housed at the Egyptian Museum which includes the world's biggest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. The Pharaonic mummies were destroyed during anti-government protests late Friday when protesters set the headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) on fire.

"I felt deeply sorry today when I came this morning to the Egyptian Museum and found that some had tried to raid the museum by force last night," Reuters quoted head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass as saying on Saturday.

"Egyptian citizens tried to prevent them and were joined by the tourism police, but some [looters] managed to enter from above and they destroyed two of the mummies," he said.

Located near the NDP headquarters in Cairo, the two-storey Egyptian Museum houses tens of thousands of historical objects in its galleries and storerooms, including most of the King Tutankhamen collection.

At least 100 Egyptian protesters have been killed during clashes with police.

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Shooting In Detroit Police Station Released To The Public



4 Policemen were injured. Gunman was shot and killed during this fire fight.

20 comments:

  1. Oh God, it's getting bloody, let's hop this will be over.

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  2. He just walks in the police station and starts firing at cops????? Must be mad.

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  3. In one way it's good to see protests for more freedom and positive change...on the other hand the violence is never good.

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  4. Well, the egyptian government should have stepped down and none of this would have happen.

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  5. it's not safe in Egypt, even mummies were killed

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  6. I heard government security forces in plain clothes have been responsible for a lot of the looting/damange in an attempt to damage the reputation of the protesters.

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  7. wow these Egyptian Protesters are going out of hand. They need to control themselves or we are going to loose a lot of lifes.

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  8. And the family of the shooter is still trying to act like he wasn't guilty! HELLO!

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  9. Why would anyone mess with mummies?

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  10. man, that camera sucks.
    and shame for egyptian protester :(

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  11. I think the last thing these Egyptian protesters need is to be attacked by angry mobs of pissed off mummies... well, now that I think of it...zombies would be worse.

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  12. Pretty lame of them to do, you can get your point across without destroying priceless things

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  13. The relics are known worldwide. It's unfortunate that people can't go and see them anymore because of the looting.

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  14. Ah what the hell, these guys have to sort this out asap

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  15. "I saw this picture in the school library where someone's face was all made up of fruits and vegetables," my son said. "Would be cool to have one of those in my room."
    He and I searched for art about "vegetables" in wahooart.com and immediately found this one, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWLKG, by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, which fits the bill to the nearest pear.

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