Dear friends and all who may be concerned about the sad state of current events in Egypt,
Due to the fact that until recently the government disconnected the internet and many of the phone lines, I am only now able to respond to your messages. I’ll try to explain as much as I can as briefly as possible.
At this moment so many of Egypt’s enemies are trying to take advantage of these events.
On the 25th of January protesters started to express their desires in a peaceful way; unfortunately the government reacted violently. I have personally witnessed police trucks ploughing into the crowds.
The 26th to the 28th of January were the anger days, as many Egyptian people were getting more and more mad and upset because the government and police were using violence against the protesters.
On the 28th of January around sunset the police disappeared, having received a command from the Minister of the Interior to pull out. By most analyses this was “high treason”, as the order originally came from the Police Corruption Ministry.
Immediately most of the prisons were opened and thousands of prisoners were let out. Prisons and police stations were looted and ruined in what constituted total anarchy.
I’m sure many foreigners and suspicious organizations are involved, in sabotaging the protests. I can’t believe they were trying to burn the Egypt Museum and some other antiquities locations but thank God the people and the army saved it at the last moment (some antiquities were damaged but luckily they can be repaired).
I witnessed many criminal activities including the looting of malls and homes. The good news is that when people saw this anarchy they started to form local groups to guard areas from burglary and murders.
In the mornings thousands of people protest, demanding that the president retire, and in the evening everyone then goes to guard his area, holding sticks, tools, or knifes from their kitchens!
Life is messed up, but we still have hope, and we still pray.
I wish the government would make a serious reformation so that we can live in safety and security and return to normal life again.
I’ll try to keep safe so I can keep you updated with the latest news.
Please pray for peace for all of Egypt.
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