[QODLink]
Middle East
Neighbourhood watch, Cairo style
Citizens forced to set up security groups to guard against looters in absence of police.
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2011 10:55 GMT

Police appear to have withdrawn from many parts of the Egyptian capital and it is the people who now patrol the streets.

Armed with sticks and knives, they are setting up their own neighbourhood security groups to protect their homes and property.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Nasr City in Cairo.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.