A great sadness controls the pioneers of social media; After the military coup regime committed a new crime by uprooting dozens of old trees under the pretext of developing the “Agouza Corniche” in Giza Governorate. According to activists, among these perennial trees is a tree that was singled out by the late writer Naguib Mahfouz in his novel “Gossip over the Nile,” which was later turned into a movie.
Activists released pictures of the disaster of cutting down old trees and the encroachment on the Nile Sanctuary in the Corniche of Agouza in front of the Agouza Hospital, explaining that there are continuous encroachments in the Corniche that began with cutting down one of the old trees, which was one of the features of the previous place besides the demolition of part of the Corniche wall.
A former parliamentarian in the House of Representatives acknowledged the crime, as Muhammad al-Husseini wrote, demanding accountability for the perpetrators of the logging crime, asking: “What are the real reasons behind cutting trees and turning the land into a barren desert? Is this reasonable to happen on the Nile? And where is the record on the basis of which they cut trees with approval?” The Ministry of Environment?
This crime prompted BBC TV station Sally Nabil to condemn this crime, and wrote: “The Agouza neighborhood slaughtered a very large number of trees, which they had bought over 100 years ago, in order to pave the corniche with ceramics .. and they say that this is a project to develop the Agouza Corniche.”
Jamal tweeted: “They are the countries of the military and their brains, because the people who were and still refuse to rule, do not marvel at anything from humanity or the love of art and beauty, these needs for them are secondary needs, or are not necessary.”
And Muhammad wrote: “Unfortunately, everything that proves the nobility and history of this country is disposed of until the UAE becomes older than Egypt historically.”
And Ahmed El-Shazly Al-Sharif added: “Is there anything in Egypt that was not subjected to slaughter and slaughter from trees to sandwiches, passing by humans? !!
It is worth noting that activists and environmentalists have launched a “group” under the title “Your trees, Egypt” to preserve the remaining trees in the streets and the corniche, highlight their aesthetic impact in public areas, and protect them from unjust cutting, which most of them have been attained in many areas. They find better than establishing an “electronic” entity that brings them together and unifies their endeavors. They called it “Your trees, O Egypt,” as an attempt to find solutions to its decline in its presence in Egypt. They demanded a serious stand to protect the old trees, which they described as history, from unfair cutting, fearing that Egypt would turn into a desert.
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