A brutal scene is unfolding on the streets of Cairo. Journalist Bel Trew is on the scene and is tweeting developments as they occur:

The stripping and beating of the protester was captured on video (warning: graphic):

More:

Tweeters are shocked by the assault on the protester’s dignity:

Some are likening today’s incident to the  much-publicized beating of a girl in a blue bra that took place in Tahrir Square in December 2011:

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Update: Egyptian state media claims the protester took off his own clothes. Really:

Update:

The protester says he was beaten by protesters and helped by the police.

The police saved him … by beating him?

  • Bob Smooper

    I bet the policemen were viewers of the international Fox News channel.

    • tjcuzns

      What the hell is that supposed to mean?

      • Canadian in USA

        Don’t bother feeding the troll.

        • tjcuzns

          Thank you.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      I bet you’re a drooling idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/Ella17548664 Ella#TGDN

    And to think that the USA has sent F16’s and Tanks. Rand Paul presented a bill to stop them from sending them, however his bill was voted down. I want a list of who all voted for us to send them!

    • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo
    • texaswc

      Not sent yet, Rand Paul is still fighting that….this time with an actual bill and not an amendment to another bill….maybe he might get better support this way…I sure hope so…

    • texaswc

      Not sent yet, Rand Paul is still fighting that….this time with an actual bill and not an amendment to another bill….maybe he might get better support this way…I sure hope so…

    • tariq

      And exactly what are you going to do with this list when you get it.

  • Canadian in USA

    Welcome to Obama’s Egypt.

    • tariq

      How in hell did this get to be Obama’s fault

  • walterc

    Further proof that elections have consequences.

  • Mouawia khater

    What do the Egyptian authorities of violence and rape is a crime of human rights violations and attacks on journalists

  • $29520529

    Don’t forget this is the “Religion of peace.”