Travel Bulletin Cairo: Demoralized Police Abandon Streets30 sec read
Recent reports from Cairo paint a grim picture of a massive crime wave and unchecked sectarian violence. Known for its abuses and arrogance, the Cairo police force, a target of the recent revolution, is now reeling from broken morale and lacks strong training in legitimate police methods. In an extraordinary announcement, Egypt’s new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf reiterated the government’s support for the police, something most citizens take for granted. Travelers to Cairo best beware in the weeks ahead.