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Story by Gordon Grearson - The Oregon Herald
Published on Saturday January 29, 2011 - 1:22 PM
 
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A Pro-Egyption rally is meeting in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square early this afternoon. A rally website states the time to meet is 2 p.m. and to continue through 5 p.m.

The world's attention fell on central Cairo where the Army was deployed to replace police forces that clashed brutally with demonstrators. But with many Cairo neighborhoods left without any security, Egyptians began to feel the sting of politics cutting into personal safety.

Shops and businesses were looted and abandoned police stations stripped clean of their arsenals.

In one area, residents set up barricades and handed out sticks and kitchen knives as defense measures. Another group of men armed themselves and planned to sit outside all night to guard their houses.