17 January, 2009
Gaza protests and crackdowns continue
Protests against the war in Gaza continue. A demo called for by the Muslim Brotherhood in Ramsees Square at 4 pm was prevented by security, but "thousands" who couldn't reach the square are protesting now in Abbasiyya and Ghamra, surrounded by riot police, according to the MB website. According to the report a journalist from al-Masry al-Youm is among many arrested, and the metro station in Ramsees was temporarily closed and trains forced to pass without stoping.