Police on wire-caged lorry during student riots, Egypt, 8 March 1928.

Police on wire-caged lorry during student riots, Egypt, 8 March 1928.
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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'Following the delivery of the British note of warning to the Cairo government yesterday, a riot, in which 36 people were injured, occured in Cairo today. Students of the industrial schools who are on strike, carrying brickabats, marched to the WAFD (National Party) headquarters and began to stone the police. Altogether about 1500 lads assembled in the region of the headquarters and a sharp collision occured with the police. Wearing tin helmets, and carrying shields, the police charged the riotous students and scattered them with heavy sticks. Eight policemen were slightly injured.'

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