Neighbourhood watch, Cairo style

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

    " />

    Police appear to have withdrawn from many parts of the Egyptian capital and it is the people who now patrol the streets.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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.