Saturday, March 5, 2011

State Security Building Stormed in Alexandria

It would appear that a State Security (affectionately known as SS on Twitter) building has been stormed in Alexandria, Egypt on the night between 4th and 5th March.

An initial crowd gathered as it was noticed that SS were disposing of large amounts of documents through burning and shredding. The crowd rapidly grew. The intent was to protest this blatant destruction of evidence of SS activity. Circumstances are not entirely clear, but it appears SS panicked and opened (live) fire on protesters. In their infinite retardedness, SS personnel actually injured army soldiers. The army response was to storm the building. Protesters also entered the building and began seizing large amounts of documents for use as evidence of SS crimes.

At this time, it appears citizens are still inside the building gathering documents. All SS have been arrested, with possibly one killed(1). At least two army soldiers were reported to be in serious condition after initial shooting from SS.

It is important to note that anyone with half a brain left in the Egyptian population does not have an ounce of sympathy for SS and sees them as nothing more than criminals. They have now opened fire on the army, which is possibly one of the stupidest acts by a state security organization ever.

It further appears that SS in Nasr City in Cairo were also disposing of documents but no protest took place at that location.

More news on this topic:

Al Jazeera - Violent Clashes in Alexandria
BBC News - Egypt: Protesters storm Alexandria state security HQ - Hundreds march on State Security building in Egypt
Egyptian Chronicles (blog) - The fall of the State security kingdom in Egypt
SHE2I2 - Protesting Against State Security in Cairo. Demonstrations & Celebrations in Tahrir Square

(1) Correction: a correction was made to the initial version of this article which previously stated there was one deceased member of SS. It appears now confirmed that no deaths occurred.

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