Sunday, January 30, 2011

Egypt Chaos - Civilians watch over neighborhoods

In order to fill the vacuum left by the withdrawal of the police. Civilians armed with guns, knives, axes, golf clubs, firebombs, metal bars and any other makeshift weapon they can find are watching over many neighborhoods. They are defending their families and homes against widespread looting and lawlessness.

On Saturday, the army sent out an appeal for citizens to help.

"The military encourages neighborhood youth to defend their property and their honor," it said in a statement.

This is again a reminder to all of us that it can happen here. Remember New Orleans?

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