Egypt: Cover Up Fires

A post on the outbreak of a fire in the Sayeddah area of Cairo, Egypt, by blogger Frederik Richter triggered this comment from reader Amil Khan: “One of the fires I went to was right next to the office. I was surprised to find the same senior policeman who oversaw the beating of protesters. To be fair though, he beat the fire onlookers too. I spoke to a bank worker who said that at certain times of the year you’ll see many fires in offices and banks across Cairo. He said they are usually started by senior employees who have been busy in some sort of dodgy dealing and are looking to neatly cover up the evidence.”

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