Skip to comments.Riots Follow ‘New Democracy' in Egypt
Posted on 05/28/2012 11:02:42 PM PDT by Nachum
Scenes of last years anti-Mubarak uprising returned to Cairos Tahrir Square Monday as thousands rioted, some of them torching the headquarters of presidential candidate and former prime minister Ahmed Shafik.
No deaths were reported and there were few injuries, in sharp contrast to last years demonstrations in which Mubaraks security forces shot protesters on the spot.
Shafik and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi emerged as the winners in the first round of voting, the first time Egyptians have been able to vote in a presidential election that was not rigged. However, the presence of Shafik as one of the two final contenders set off a violent response, with rioters yelling in Tahrir Square, "Where is the revolution?" while others ransacked Shafik's campaign headquarters and set the offices on fire.
The run-off will take place in voting on June 16 and 17.
Despite the display of democracy, CNN wrote in a sub-headline, Voters' dilemma: Choice between two tyrants?
Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, campaigned with statements for womens rights and peaceful relations with Israel but in the not-distant past has called for barring women from running for president and has called Israelis leaders killers and vampires.
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Isn’t it great that mankind has gone from a tribal and constantly warlike existence to the modern world of peace and civility?
Yep, they've learned the art of western politics.
Kiss the Pyramids goodbye.
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