Egyptian vigilantes lynch 2 men

Mob justice seen as emblematic of chaos sweeping the nation

Posted: March 18, 2013 at 4:51 a.m.

An Egyptian activist walks by burning tires during an anti-Muslim Brotherhood protest in front of the Brotherhood’s headquarters Sunday in Cairo.

Egyptian vigilantes beat two men accused of stealing a motorized rickshaw, stripped them half-naked and hanged them by their feet in a crowded bus station in the Nile Delta on Sunday, according to security officials. Both men died.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 6 on 03/18/2013