Ban in Egypt: On dangerous dragon hunt

affected When the crackdown of the Egyptian authorities, the speech was, in previous years, certain sectors of civil society. Now it hits but a seemingly harmle

Ban in Egypt: On dangerous dragon hunt

affected When the crackdown of the Egyptian authorities, the speech was, in previous years, certain sectors of civil society. Now it hits but a seemingly harmless pastime has won in the country last popularity: to flying a kite.

Christian Meier

editor in the policy.

F. A. Z.

In the Wake of the restrictions of public life in the Corona of a pandemic, they are also raised in Egypt imposed, were also closed schools, sports clubs and cafes. In particular, many children and young people began to pass the time by, you were in Cairo and other Parts of the country, self-made flight rising dragons. Also in the night, even though the government had imposed in March, a night-time curfew. In the meantime, the restrictions were relaxed again, the new leisure fun, however, remained. For some who have lost their Job, he was even build for a source of revenue: you and sell dragon flight.

kite caught in power poles

After a number of accidents which had fatal consequences, have security forces in Cairo seized now, but hundreds of dragons and take action against the manufacturer and seller, but also against those who kite. Similarly, in the coastal city of Alexandria.

In Cairo and Alexandria, but also in other cities are constructed-often without planning permission; the consequence of this is that many safety provisions are not complied with. According to media reports, it has come in the past few weeks to several accidents in which children or young people of the roofs collapsed, where you could kite. The other dragon caught masts in power.

A member of Parliament, Faika Fahim, turned so a few days ago to Prime Minister Mustafa Madbuli, as well as the Minister for local development, Mahmud Scharawi. Fahim called the dragon's ban throughout the country, also because the dragon could pose a danger to motorists.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 17:19

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