debris weapon

2th Feb 2011. 10:38 am EST / 5:38 pm Cairo. The number of government forces throwing heavy debris from rooftops have increased dramatically through the past hour. [the Atlantic liveblogging Egypt: day 6]

Cairo’s rooftops have long been filled with debris by their inhabitants. Some versions attribute this phenomenon to the lack of public service taking this kind of waste away; while others blame on the government for destroying hundreds of pigeon cages while the bird flu, leaving all the rubble on site. Or maybe it is a low-tech thermal response to mitigate the scorching summer temperatures inside the last floor dwellings.

But the real fact is that these former pieces of furniture and walls are being thrown down to the civil population protesting in the streets below.

[1,2>via leblogvoyage][3>by kestrelokes][4>by smurfie_77][5> via travelpod][6>by jeneeg][7>police forces throwing debris to the crowd, via theatlantic]

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