World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

National Police Day (Egypt)

Article Id: WHEBN0030682448
Reproduction Date:

Title: National Police Day (Egypt)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Public holidays in Egypt, Timeline of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Asmaa Mahfouz, Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Law enforcement in Egypt
Collection: Fixed Holidays, January Observances, Public Holidays in Egypt
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

National Police Day (Egypt)

National Police Day
Date 25 January
Next time 25 January 2016 (2016-01-25)
Frequency annual

National Police Day is a national holiday in Egypt that occurs each year on 25 January.

The holiday commemorates and is a remembrance for 50 police officers killed and more wounded when they refused British demands to hand over weapons and evacuate the Ismaïlia Police Station on 25 January 1952. The British Army surrounded the police station, then brought tanks in and took over the station. The event was photographed by a local man and photos were published, inciting anger and riots throughout Egypt.[1][2][3]

January 25 was declared as an official holiday in 2009 by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to recognize the efforts of Egyptian police to maintain security and stability in Egypt and acknowledge their sacrifices.[4]

A number of Egyptian opposition groups chose this day to start mass protests in 2011, which turned into a massive popular revolution which swept across the country on January 28. This revolution is known as the Revolution of 25 January. President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from office, and the Supreme Council of the armed forces took over the governing of the country.

See also


  1. ^ El-Hennawy, Noha (2011-01-27). "The making of a police state: From the battle of Ismailiya to Khaled Saeed". Al-Masry-Al-Youm. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. ^ Beattie, Andrew (2005). Cairo: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press. p. 191. 
  3. ^ Hopwood, Derek (1991). Egypt, Politics and Society, 1945-1990. Psychology Press. pp. 31–32. 
  4. ^ Osman, Ahmed Zaki (2011-01-24). "Egypt's police: From liberators to oppressors". Al-Masry-Al-Youm. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.