Dec. 30 - Egyptians protest against military rule a day after prosecutors and police raided the offices of 17 pro-democracy and human rights groups. Nick Rowlands reports.
A few on the egyptians hold a protest against -- fuel and climbers toughest work. A -- off the prosecutors and police raided the offices of seventeen pro democracy and human rights groups. Had to -- from Human Rights Watch says the -- reflects the number of the political space for critical voices in the country. The radius is a very very serious escalation and an unprecedented move this that it didn't happen under Mubarak you know. Every now and then that -- on one Ngo. But this kind of ruled sweet looking at the international egyptians is it's an extremely serious movement and of course the decision to close some of them down and for the moment also. Debates on those they often -- and included three prominent US backed Foreman organizations. This mobile phone footage obtained by Al-Jazeera shows the off them off of debate on the offices of the national democratic constituents. The state news agency said the groups have been such as part of an investigation into -- funding. Want some activists claim Egypt's ruling military council is deliberately stoking xenophobia. To deflect attention from its own funds. The crackdown on foreign funding is not without support. Independent presidential candidate -- got. -- and my personal opinion is that they reject any organization that takes money from a broad any organization that takes even one pound from the group. I -- moment to be close we shouldn't vote rule except that anyone -- us in order to run our country we have -- in our own country. And he wouldn't -- -- with a little enhance any organization that takes money from a -- even an Egyptian pounds and considered it and that's just out. It probably a spokeswoman for the State's department said the US is deeply concerned that the -- We call on the Egyptian government to immediately. And the harassment and he has Ngo staff return all property and resolve this issue immediately. Civil society groups have become increasingly vocal in criticizing what they -- the army's heavy handed tactics in dealing with street unrest in Egypt. Nickelodeon's. Voices. It.