Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Egypt’s radicalized hooligans: “Tantawi, we want your head!”

Initially, the massacre in the football stadium of Port Said — leaving at least 75 dead and 1,000 injured – was presented as an extreme example of Egyptian football hooliganism. Soon, however, it became apparent that the violence was actually an act of revenge orchestrated by the military regime. Their target: the Ultras, fans of the Al-Ahly football club, who from the first day of the revolution stood at the very front-lines of Tahrir Square. Bart Griffioen, editor of, spoke at length with the Egyptian activist Mohamed Waked about the Ultras and their role in the revolution.

The Egyptian people deserve all praises! They won't let the revolution die. What an inspiration they have been.