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.
Shooting In Detroit Police Station Released To The Public
4 Policemen were injured. Gunman was shot and killed during this fire fight.
Posted by Telia Tuli at 11:18 PM