On Saturday, September 15, Egypt’s security forces cleared out protesters who have been clashing with security forces for the past four days near the US Embassy. The protests were sparked by anti-Islam movie that insults the Prophet Mohamed.
Security forces cleared the streets leading to the US Embassy in Cairo and Tahrir Square, beating and arresting protesters.
Egypt’s Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal el-Din said as he inspected the area that, “our presence here is to clear the square of people who are breaking the law" "We must preserve the square as a symbol of the revolution. That is the aim of our operation.
People see that it is the right decision made by the police to clear the square and the area around the embassy, as those who clashed with the security forces appeared to be thugs.
The scene on the streets surrounding the clashes is full of debris, broken sidewalks and rubbish.
Clashes erupted again on Friday night with security forces, leaving one killed and tens injured.
Ismail Rashad, 35, was killed by shotgun fire during clashes with security forces near the US Embassy.
According to a statement released by the interior ministry, Rashad was accused in 16 prior cases and was given a year's prison sentence.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on Egypt's government on Friday to ensure the embassy's safety.
Clashes were initially started late on Wednesday between security forces and protestors outside the US Embassy, leaving around 250 wounded.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 15, 2012
Video Size: 84.9 MB
1- Pan right shot of traffic movement at Tahrir square
2- Tilt down shot of policemen spreading at the square
3- Various shots of Egyptian Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal el-Din and other security officials touring the area around the US embassy and the square after forces clearing the area from protestors
4- Pan right shot of massive number of central security forces spreading at the area around the embassy and the square
5- Pan right shot of a police vehicle touring the area around the embassy
6- Various shots of police men spreading at the square
7- Various shots of the security forces clearing the square from protestors by force
8- Various shots of security forces arresting protestors
9- Wide shot of massive fire rising out after protestors throwing security forces with Molotov Cocktails then security responded and dispersed them with force
10- Pan right shot of a car dragging a damaged car after forces cleared the area from protestors
11- Various shots of security forces clearing the area of the square and arresting protestors