Neighbourhood watch, Cairo style

Citizens forced to set up security groups to guard against looters in absence of police.

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    Police appear to have withdrawn from many parts of the Egyptian capital and it is the people who now patrol the streets.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


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