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Egyptian Museum of Antiquities faced before few hours to the risk of vandalism, assault and theft.
It seems the situation is very bad and it shows through the news that there are groups seriously violated in the masses of the people and make danger theft. .. While now during a call from Dr Zahi Hawas President of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt with Alarabia Tv , said that the museum is safe now and he mentioned that yesterday there are 9 persons entered the museum by using of the withdrawal of police and then stole some pieces of the Antiquities. No soon the army arrested them an
Originally posted by mayabong
reply to post by SaturnFX
There are many reports on twitter that its the police doing all of this looting to keep people in their homes and in fear. Not to mention to discredit the protesters.
I mean their police force has a couple hundred thousand people I believe, and they just disappeared? what?
Egyptian army secures Cairo antiquities museum protecting from looters (AP)
Soldiers enter museum
Meanwhile, soldiers have entered the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to secure it from looters, as anti-government protests continued in the capital in defiance of a curfew.
Early on Saturday morning, soldiers secured the museum and its grounds, located near some of the most intense of the mass anti-government protests in the capital.
The museum is home to priceless ancient artifacts, some dating back 5,000 years. Many artefacts lay damaged on the floor, but officials said nothing had been stolen.
Before the army arrived, young Egyptians - some armed with truncheons grabbed off the police - created a human chain at the museum's front gate to prevent looters from making off with any of the artefacts.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Why? Are extremist taliban style anti-cultureists smashing these ancient statues and idols?