21 FEBRUARY

BRITISH OFFICER – “I NEVER SAW SUCH BUTCHERY AND MURDER.”

[ 21 February 1849 ]

On 21 February 1849, during the Second Anglo-Sikh War, British troops under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Hugh Gough gave no quarter to Sikh soldiers fleeing the battlefield of Gujrat.

BRITISH TROOPS IN CAIRO SHOOT DEAD TWENTY “RIOTERS” WITH MACHINE GUNS.

[ 21 February 1946 ]

Today in 1946, British troops in Cairo opened fire with machine guns on protesters in Midan Ismailiya ( now better known as Tahrir Square ) in central Cairo killing twenty and injuring about 300.

BRITISH TROOPS AND POLICE IN BOMBAY KILL TWO HUNDRED PROTESTERS

[ 21 February 1946 ]

During this day in 1946 and the next, colonial police and British troops shot dead at least two hundred demonstrators in Bombay, who were demanding independence and a withdrawal of the British Army.

CAMERON TAKES ARMS TRADERS WITH HIM ON VISIT TO PROMOTE DEMOCRACY.

[ 21 February 2011 ]

On 21 February 2011, British prime minister David Cameron arrived in Cairo, ostensibly to support Egypt’s first tentative steps towards a possible democracy, in the wake of the protests which had just toppled the former dictator Hosni Mubarak.

MINISTER PRAISES OMAN’S TYRANT, SULTAN QABOOS, AS A ‘VISIONARY’

[ 21 February 2019 ]

On 21 February 2019, Gavin Williamson praised the dictator of Oman, Sultan Qaboos, as a ‘visionary’, who’s ‘statesmanship’ and ‘wisdom’ were ‘recognised around the world.’

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