Bikya Masr, Jul 24th, 2011 | By Joseph Mayton
CAIRO: It was a peaceful protest march from central Cairoâ€™s Tahrir Square to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on Saturday evening. Demonstrators had hoped to deliver their demands in person to Egyptâ€™s ruling military junta in the Abbassiya neighborhood. Instead, they were met with rock throwing, molotov cocktails and an army unwilling to intervene to keep the peace. Egypt had returned to street battles, but this time it was between citizens.
A young boy, no older than 14-years-old, is seen running toward the square, in his hand is a sheathed sword, its handle obvious to all who saw. He was one of hundreds who were angry over the protesters arriving in the area. The rocks could be seen being hurled at the thousands of demonstrators who had marched on the SCAF building to demand an end to military trials and military rule in Egypt. The chaos was captured by dozens of eye witnesses, who posted a number of videos online.
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