Demonstrations happening in Luxor 14th Aug 2013

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Re: Demonstrations happening in Luxor 14th Aug 2013

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Honestly I can't see anything that is happening in Luxor has anything to do with the pro or anti Morsi supporters. Looting supermarkets, setting hotels, shops on fire seems to me just to be wanton destruction. The photo's show the majority of those taking part are young men taking advantage of the situation, as they did in London not too long ago.
I think like Keefy that tonight may be a turning point, let them all have a nice sleep this afternoon whilst it is hot, then unfortunately we will see.
The majority of people living in Luxor (Egyptians) don't want problems, they like us want a quiet life, since a state of emergency has been announced then that may help. Don't know.



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Re: Demonstrations happening in Luxor 14th Aug 2013

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Aswan has just been on sky news already it's not looking good anywhere in Egypt at the moment, and a state of emergency declared, so I think there will be worse, much worse to come sadly. :( If I was in Egypt right now I would want the hell out.
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My friend owns the Horus hotel. But of course, its just an unfortunate coincidence that he is Christian.
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This however was not a coincidence, but down to the Muslim fanatics :x

http://www.france24.com/en/20130814-mor ... ches-egypt

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Re: Demonstrations happening in Luxor 14th Aug 2013

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More photo's of today by Mena at Luxor Times Magazine.


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Re: Demonstrations happening in Luxor 14th Aug 2013

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People may be right that some of these events may not be down to politics, the looting may be down to poverty and trying to raise money to feed families, the looting then being down to opportunists. Then on the other hand it may be down to shear vandalism, and people venting their shear frustration.

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Re: Demonstrations happening in Luxor 14th Aug 2013

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I cannot find where it is at the moment, but there was a picture of holiday makers on the Red Sea enjoying themselves while in the back ground plumes of black smoke were rising. members were commenting about if the photo was a fake or not, (I put this to jog memories). Well this photo fake or not was of nowhere on the Red Sea, it was in fact a picture taken at Mersa Matrouh which is on the Med Coast between Alexandria and the Libyan border.

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Re: Demonstrations happening in Luxor 14th Aug 2013

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And it was Photoshopped!
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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