Massacre in Rabaa

Three years on from the dramatic attack on Rabaa Field Hospital by Egyptian Special Forces, memories of the day remain as vivid as ever for those who witnessed the events unfold. On August 14th 2013, protest encampments around the hospital were bulldozed and over a thousand protestors killed over the course of ten hours.

Human Rights Watch labelled it “one of the world’s largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history” and claimed it was “a violent crackdown planned at the highest levels of the Egyptian government”. The Special Forces carried out the attack in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, with armoured personnel carriers, bulldozers, ground troops and snipers.

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