Saturday, January 29, 2011

People take control of Egypt's Security.



List found compiled by a Twitter user on the situation in Cairo Areas in the hours between 21:00-24:00 EST on January 29th 2011.

Older news on the bottom:


  • Can someone please compile my tweets on the areas updated into a single text file and upload it somewhere, i can barely see now.
  • @stevecrossan @benjyw @KatieS tweeting limits? I constantly hit them. But not all my info is critical tbh.
  • 3 minutes ago

  • Confirmed: Army Footmen are expected to hit the streets tomorrow morning, not sure if that's a blessing or a curse. #Jan25 Jan25
  • 7 minutes ago
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  • @ @alaa see pics:@Jan25 Voices nighttime blockades in Nasr City, Cairo: http://tinyurl.com/46ntnyq #Jan25 #Egypt #Jan28
  • 13 minutes ago

  • Phew, those were alot of questions, did i miss anyone?
  • 9 minutes ago

  • @DuvalEaton Not entirely sure to be honest, but i can try to find out.
  • 9 minutes ago

  • @Baalsh lots have been looted. Windows smashed...etc
  • @sarsaroth @jzeelaG If the people get together, they'll take care of the thugs. Not sure what current status there is, sorry :(
  • @coldwarcooking like i said, at worst things have been looted, but no casualties or major injuries reported as of yet.
  • @DuvalEaton I personally believe that the thugs, & the army calling on the youth to protect..etc was a ploy to suppress protests.
  • @DuvalEaton oh yeah, i don't think they'll hit the streets in same numbers since they're too busy protecting their homes.
  • @historicalcurio @AbirElixir They did, but last i knew for sure, he was in still in cairo.
  • @sarsaroth @jzeelaG No clue on the status of the escaped prisoners, however like i said, the thugs can't touch most areas.


  • @jzeelaG I'm sorry, no clue about Mansoura. However knowing the history of the people there, it should be safe.They're tough people.
  • @DuvalEaton Sorry i forgot what the original question was. My brain is over stressed as is, and lots of questions.
  • @freeme70 Unfortunately no clue on that as of yet. Fingers crossed.
  • another update i just got, Alpha market (Maadi) has been looted, broken windows. But no sign of thugs at the moment (23:22 EST) #Jan25 Jan25
  • @coldwarcooking Both. But have heard of no Casualties or major injuries.
  • @alaa I wouldn't mind at all, unfortunately i have to keep the phone lines open at the moment. Maybe later.
  • @atefsaid i don't mind at all. And if someone compiles the reports i gave somewhere, please link me because it would be useful.
  • @Mayonaize Like i said before, ALL of the areas i mentioned, have problem areas, but the point is overall it's safe/unsafe/problematic.
  • @DuvalEaton seems most people are going to be concenred with protecting their families, Most respectable cops doing the same. Seems intended
  • @ellozy Youth and in some cases military. Some thugs have jumped off bridges into the Nile to escape watchers.
  • @AssemMemon Korba is safe, roxy in general is safe now. Wasn't earlier. #Jan25 Jan25
  • @hmoubarek Abassia is widely safe, Daher i honestly don't know. #Jan25 Jan25
  • @ellozy Doesn't seem so. people in control, Shots heard but most people haven't seen anything themselves. Military presence minimal
  • If you asked me a question in the middle of the updates, Please ask again and i will respond now.
  • I'm sorry but i have no information about Alexandria Suez, or any other areas. I do know however that Sharm El sheikh and Hurgada are safe
  • The source of my information are people in EACH area i mentioned. I spent about an 1.5 hrs on the phone calling people and asking. #Jan25
  • I was told about almost every single city around Cairo. Unfortunately i have no information about other areas. If i forgot someplace ask me.
  • Garden City Is safe, Thugs fear the security around the American, Canadian, and British Embassies #Jan25 Jan25
  • Stores and houses in MOST areas overall HAVE been looted and Vandalized, However Order is in place now. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Bridges are being guarded by Youth from slums, fear of attempts at mass destruction of bridges . #Jan25
  • On an overall basis, Cairo is relatively safe. But some minor areas EVEN inside the places reported safe are problematic. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Elwara2 & Imbaba Area basically are saying "security? We've always protected ourselves. Let the Thugs come, they will die" #Jan25 Jan25
  • Medan Lebnan has been a disaster area, however it is now stable. Heavy fighting took place earlier. #Jan25 Jan25
  • No one is protecting NDP buildings, only attempt to help those buildings is to put out the fires. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Maadi is currently safe, was a warzone earlier because of the prison breaks. Some prison guards have died.Youth in control #Jan25 Jan25
  • Helmeyet El zaitoun area is completely safe, People too powerful there, Military establishment increasing security. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Mo2ataam Area is largely safe, some areas problematic, overall most of the areas are safe there, people from slums helping out. #Jan25 Jan25
  • The Museums are safe, Citadel completely safe. Youth are not allowing anyone to touch the heritage. #Jan25 Jan25

  • The youth HAVE been helping the army in putting out the fires, and in some cases on their own completely. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Agouza is a wildcard, some places are completely safe (thx to people from Imbaba) some are not as safe, overall it's safe #Jan25 Jan25

  • There have been several prison breaks, however the numbers are only a few thousand as of yet. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Most university campuses are completely safe, no understanding of why. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Carfour maadi has NOT been burned to the ground, however it has been looted badly. #Jan25 Jan25

  • City Stars has been looted, but not badly. Still standing and relatively ok so far. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Sha3r el Nozha and outlying areas are safe. Due to the youth and proximity of an "officers" apartment block. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Medan Heliopolis and Hegaz areas are safe #Jan25 Jan25
  • 3omarat el 3ebour are safe, most likely due to the proximity to military establishments, youth on the streets. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Almazaa area is completely safe, the youth are out in high numbers: #Jan25 Jan25
  • ALL "sha3by" Areas including shobra are safe. The thugs wouldn't dare touch anyone or anything there. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Roxy Square has (unconfirmed) been completely taken over by the Military. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Madinet Nasr was a minor warzone earlier, but is completely stable, even though army has withdrawn from most areas. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Ahmed Orabi city is safe, All property guards there are now armed with high caliber guns. #Jan25 Jan25

  • El3ebour Widely safe thanks to the people. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Most "Satellite" Towns are completely and totally safe. Including Sadat City. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Mansouria/Abou Rawash area are largely safe. The thugs are afraid (and rightly so) of the farmers #Jan25 Jan25
  • Mohandessin and Dokki still problematic, but people are in control and have blocked off most streets. Watches working together. #Jan25 Jan25
  • 59 minutes ago 

  • Geser El Sewis is problematic in most areas, but the people are now in control. Have fought skirmishes. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Gama3 el Fath area and Mahkama area are safe. Unconfirmed Reports that there have been attempted raids on the courthouse #Jan25 Jan25
  • Zamalek is slightly unstable in a few minor areas, but are widely safe thanks to the youth and the Embassies security #Jan25 Jan25
  • G.Riddance: The watches have caused some deaths to thugs, including some thugs that jumped into the nile to escape the watches. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Military unlike reported is widely NOT in the streets, unlike reports state, the People are having to defend themselves. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Terumph/Safir Areas are completely safe thanks to the Men and women (including the decent cops) #Jan25 Jan25

  • 6th of October is completely safe in places that have a decent population. Isolated villas may have troubles. #Jan25 Jan25

  • The people have been largely successful in protecting their areas, media coverage is "Overblown", Youth + decent cops to thank. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Cops that have retired, or are off duty, or that just ignored the regime, are helping the neighborhood watches. They're not all bad. #Jan25
  • Manyal is a very problematic area, but the people there have taken control, thanks to the youth & cops that are defending their area. #Jan25
  • Confirm that several of the thugs have guns, however most of the militias have at least a few people with guns. #Jan25 Jan25
  • El Tagamo3 El Khames is widely safe thanks to the youth. #Jan25 Jan25

  • People around rehab are patrolling all around the city and outlying areas. so they're relatively safe. #Jan25 Jan25
  • Most areas are safe & stable thanks to the youth, however a few areas like Elnozha Elgedida, are slighty problematic. #Jan25 Jan25

  • Just finished a round of calls to loved ones in Egypt, The next few tweets are going to be the updates i Got from inside Egypt: #Jan25 Jan25

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