23 January 2014

Egypt: Mansour On Police Day - Police State Gone, Never to Return

Interim President Adly Mansour said on Thursday 23/1/2014 that the police state is gone and never to return, in his speech during celebrations of Police Day.

During the celebrations held at the Police Academy, Mansour added, "After the June 30 Revolution, we welcome the nation's entrance to a new reign which harvests the Egyptians' hopes and ambitions." He added, "The police has returned to its duty."

He continued, "January 25th, 2011 witnessed a break in the fear for Egyptians," adding that Egyptians had written a new page in their modern history through the Revolution that broke out without a leader imposing its ambitions and goals on the ground.

"Some tried to hijack the January 25th Revolution, until the June 30 Revolution came, where police men and Armed Forces stood side by side," noted Mansour.

Mansour saluted the January 25th Revolution's victims, and greeted the police men and their victims, saying: "We will not forget their families."

He explained that Egypt's future cannot be led by those who wasted Egyptian resources, and took over them, and whom the Egyptians revolted against.

"Egypt requires national effort and thought to build the nation," adding that Egyptians have achieved the first step in the future roadmap through the success of the constitution.

Mansour added that the new constitution protects the Egyptians' dignity and puts an end to the police state, signaling that they are celebrating the January 25th Revolution and the Police "amid the presence of a blind terrorism threatening the nation's security."

He said, "The State will defeat terrorism as it defeated it in the nineties."

During the celebrations, Mansour asked the attendees at the hall to stand in a silent tribute for the victims of the attack on a security checkpoint in Beni Suef, resulting in five policemen dead.

He also placed a bouquet of roses on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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