The revived revolution in Tahrir Square has seen at least 1,500 injuries in just a few days since it erupted on November 19; hospitals treating protesters see patients with the same injury: wounded eyes. The Interior Ministry’s Central Security Forces is intentionally aiming rubber shotgun pellets and tear gas at the protesters’ heads, according to an article from Egyptian newspaper, Al-Masry Al-Youm
Ahmad Harara is an activist who lost sight in his right eye on January 28 after pieces of shotgun pallets got wedged in his eye. On November 19 Harara re-joined his protesters in Tahrir Square, only to get injured in his second eye, but he voiced no regret, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm. He is now patient at the International Eye Hospital in Cairo.
Reports state that the military have been ordered 'to shoot to blind': a policy that might explain the excessive number of eye injuries coming out of this tragic Tahrir saga.
Protesters in Tahrir Square share their videos in which military personnel can be heard receiving orders to aim for protesters' eyes.