UN Chief attacked in Cairo

22 March 2011 02:48 am - 56     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Supporters of the Libyan government, protesting the UN-sanctioned military operation in the North African country, on Monday attacked UN chief Ban Ki-moon in central Cairo, the Agence France Presse news agency reported.

Hundreds of people threw stones and shouted at Ban as he left the headquarters of the Arab League on his way to Tahrir square, which was the focal point of Egypt's pro-democracy protests.

The UN leader, who was not hurt due to the attack, was forced to return to the Arab League building and was reported to have left by car from another exit.
Tahrir Square was the focus of a popular uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak last month.

The attack comes just three days after the UN adopted a resolution to impose a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" against Gaddafi's forces.

Countries including the United States, Britain and France launched on Monday a second wave of air strikes on the positions of Gaddafi's forces in a bid to protect civilians caught up in a month-long civil war in Libya.

  Comments - 56

  • karu Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:32 AM

    Is UN actually represents all its members? We see that Moon acts according to the needs of Few Western country leaders.

    Hiru Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:39 PM

    He totally deserves it

    Navin Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:43 AM


    citizen1 Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:02 PM

    agree about the ignorance part.

    xlntgson Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:47 AM

    ...but unhurt it seems!

    Oyage sudu kella Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:10 AM

    Ela !

    Farzan Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:49 AM

    UN is a biased organisation. Dancing as per US and Wester tunes. If Israel attack on Palestine, even it is another country, it is silent. Here it started to disterbilize Middle East with dancing as per the tunes of Westerners.

    Gayan Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:20 AM

    Hip Hip Hurrah

    Fayad Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:23 AM

    People are angry over UN double standard over Libya & Bahrain

    Nishantha Rajapakse Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:48 AM

    hondha wede...pangaranetta

    Faqi Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:52 PM

    Sri Lankans have no shame at all. They are attacking South Korea but beg for jobs in that country where so many S/L's have found employment.

    Common Man Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:41 AM

    UN is a puppet of the West (White dominant world).This anger shows it clearly.

    Tony Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:07 AM

    Ban ki Moon should be slippered and rotten eggs thrown at him. He is mere puppet with no back bone. He is only interested in being the Secretary General UN and to acheive this goal and he would stoop down to any dirty tricks.

    thanakola Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:53 AM

    worst ever UN Chief. Pro American..what can u expect from a south Korean anyway.

    Pawlpakse Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:09 AM

    How can UN ever be independent? All western countries contribute enormous money towards various UN development programes. If you dont listen to them, the funding will be cut. Nothing comes free in life.

    Therefore, not only Moon, even the Sun will have to dance to the tune of western countries if appointed to head this organisation.

    Siva Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:10 PM

    Why Srilankans so angry with un chief. He did not do anything against SL.

    TMA Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:14 AM

    Oh! they did it before us

    podi banda Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:35 AM

    Way to Go people!!!!!! that's the way to treat puppets.

    Jumbuli Jumba Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:36 AM

    If this guy really loves his dear life he will never ever visit Egypt again!

    sam Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:31 AM

    way forward..

    SAFYY Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:40 AM

    one way or other gud..now they totaly forgot about srilanka....our development will not be inturuptted...with this bonki moon.....

    Chamalka Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:44 AM

    An act of barbarians ... most of the people in Egypt are anti government supporters and as I'm aware of it they fully endorse the moves of UN.

    Priyantha Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:01 AM

    If something decided and done by Western, It is always correct and approved by the UN. This is the UN role in the past and in future too.
    Bombing or sanction or human rights violations are not the matter. What matter is UN chief and staff have to dance of US and it`s allies west tune,
    No talk, no action of so called Human rights bulls of AI or HRW or ICG or UNHCR
    This UN chief and it`s majority western staff are puppets.

    Musthafa Tuesday, 22 March 2011 06:00 AM


    Athula Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:04 AM

    Now ban ki should go for a Maranthika Upawasa in front of the Cairo Embassy / UN office !

    Lanke Banda Tuesday, 22 March 2011 06:04 AM

    Send him to the sun

    Deshan Lankaputhra Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:57 AM

    He should have got this kind of treatment long time back.

    Athula Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:09 AM

    Banki in the Cairo Shop

    PATHMAL Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:00 AM

    ban ki moon is the office boy of united states of america?? what about human rights at civilians staying at tripol??

    Kuriosity Tuesday, 22 March 2011 06:10 AM

    one of the worst UN Chiefs ever.

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 22 March 2011 06:40 AM

    Excellent. Absolutely Excellent.

    Athula Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:28 AM

    No Flag issue !

    banana_nana Wednesday, 23 March 2011 06:18 AM


    adhil Tuesday, 22 March 2011 06:43 AM

    awesome hurray

    peace Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:53 AM

    every country should start doing this.. no places for puppets

    Steve Tuesday, 22 March 2011 06:57 AM

    This was long time due !

    Noor Wednesday, 23 March 2011 07:22 AM

    He is America's Human Robot and he just do what they say.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:17 PM

    Useless man

    zorro Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:19 PM

    all these comments sounds like what Ghadafi doing to his people is absolutely right! what a bunch of blinds and idiots do we have in this srilanka!

    Athula Tuesday, 22 March 2011 07:41 AM

    Ban Ki Moon" s Honeymoon effected ,

    th Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:21 PM

    ban kay moon

    GanjaRabbit Tuesday, 22 March 2011 07:42 AM

    Three little letters LOL. Serves the puppet right. Should have happened to Kofi Annan too. Real dishonest people the whole lot of them.

    Titanic Tuesday, 22 March 2011 07:50 AM

    NO shoes this time, tipical arab style

    ranjith Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:56 PM

    COngratulations Libiyan people you have lead the way to free democracy and free expression
    Where is Aljaseera news

    Abadi Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:29 AM

    The moon is close to the earth these days. this is a good lesson for Ban ki Moon.

    saambrani Wednesday, 23 March 2011 08:17 AM

    Thank you Cairo!

    Ranjith Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:51 AM

    He has two tongues.. They know two kinds of war crimes.. good and bad.. this is not enough for these crazy ppl.

    Palitha Ranatunge Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:03 AM

    This UN Secretary general Banki Moon is no doubt is a puppet of the US.He thoroughly deserves what he got from Gaddafi supporters in Cairo.

    Gorgemz Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:03 AM

    Good one!

    SLMAN Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:11 AM

    finally he got right treatment WOW

    jayasiri Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:14 AM

    The puppet got what he deserved. It is the oil that all are after.

    Rohan Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:15 AM

    Hip hip hooray !

    kolla Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:32 AM

    how do u feel now... soooo cool ha....

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:25 PM

    He deserves that...for behaving like a puppet !

    GATROS - BHULI Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:37 AM

    Well done guys....He deserves these kind of treatments....No one want Puppets as Chief of UN who has no back bones & dances to western tune.....

    A.H.M.HUSSAIN Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:37 PM

    U N is the puppet of U S A and the Europion countries.they do nothing for the world peace.

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