Clashing with the Ultras : A Firsthand Account
Témoignage du journaliste Wael Eskandar - manifestation du 15 mars 2013 où les Ultras ont empêché les manifestants de leur groupe de scander des slogans anti-régimes, n’autorisant que les slogans anti-SCAF et anti-police, confirmant leur identité anti-autoritaire et non-partisane. (révolutionnaire ?)
The march (which felt like more of a sprint) was unusually silent, apart from the interludes performed by the Ultras Ahlawy. As we tried catching up with the swiftly moving crowds, reports were circulating that Ultras members were silencing any chants expressing opposition to President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. There had been numerous disagreements on the Facebook wall of the event page announcing the march about the chants and whether or not people would chant against Morsi. As the march drew closer to the Ministry of Defense, it grew more silent and the reports of efforts to suppress anti-regime chants began circulating more widely.