1952 Black Saturday

Written by an Egyptian Nationalist

The Egyptian people are finally taking a stand against the British who are still in control of our country. The British rulers granted us our independence but still remain in Egypt. All the fighting between the British soldiers and the Egyptian police force has led to a massive riot called “Black Saturday” that I am proud to have taken part in.

On Saturday a myriad of furious Egyptian mobs raided the European sectors. We set European- owned buildings and businesses to flame, everything was chaotic. Our goal was to show our nationalist objection to imperial rule and the British declining our demands to return to their country, and leave ours in peace. I hope this demonstration will remind the British that we are prepared to fight for our complete freedom no matter what it takes.