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Video reveals vicious attack by Egypt’s military police | The Independent

A video showing Egypt’s military police viciously clubbing a woman, repeatedly kicking her head and then stomping on her semi-naked chest triggered a wave of outrage yesterday and threatened to further inflame three days of bloody clashes in the capital.

The footage, taken during another outbreak of rioting in which at least 10 people were killed and 441 injured, shows 10 baton-wielding military policemen charging towards fleeing protesters as the army stormed into Tahrir Square early on Saturday afternoon.

… With pictures of a woman being beaten and humiliated now seared into the minds of Egyptians, the military rulers risk losing some of the goodwill still afforded them by many who shudder at the memory of Mr Mubarak’s brutal security forces. “This was not the army that is supposed to be protecting us,” Maha Maamoun, from the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre, said.

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