Skip to comments.Huge Crowds Turn Out in Egypt in Largely Peaceful Protests Against Morsi
Posted on 06/30/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by kristinn
In highly anticipated protests to mark the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsis inauguration, millions of Egyptians took to the streets across the country in unprecedented numbers Sunday to demand his removal from office, three years before his term expires.
The protests were largely peaceful after days of worries that they would unleash violence between pro- and anti-Morsi camps. But in those places where they came together, the two sides kept their distance, with Morsis supporters vastly outnumbered by the presidents opponents.
This normally bustling city set aside its usual business what in Egypt is the first day of the work week as seas of protesters flocked to Tahrir Square and the presidential palace in scenes repeated across the country. Chants, honking and cheers could be heard at every corner. Local news channels here showed as many as 16 split screens of ongoing protests across the country.
As the days sweltering summer heat broke with sunset, the crowds only grew, and by nightfall, the numbers nationwide appeared to have surpassed those of 2011, when 18 days of demonstrations led to the fall of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.
Ir-hal, Ir-hal, they chanted the Arabic word for Leave so loud that it could be heard far from the actual demonstration. Many carried the Egyptian flag, red, white and black punctuation to the crowds.
It was uncertain that the peaceful nature of the protests would hold. A crowd threw Molotov cocktails at the Cairo headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the secretive religious group through which Morsi rose to prominence, and there were reports that Brotherhood supporters inside responded with fire from pellet guns. Two provincial Brotherhood offices also were reported burned, and one person was killed in Beni Suef, 75 miles south of Cairo.
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New slogan against you-know-who.
New thread to keep this seismic event up front and center. (Posting and running again. Sorry...)
Nice sofa. I always take a sofa to a protest.
Pray for the Egyptian people and the captive people of the Muslim world which includes all Muslims as well as the religious minorities. Amen.
Many of those protestors have Anti Obama signs..which the media won’t be showing..even they get that Obama is a dictator..he wanted Morsi since Morsi believes in the same things Obama believes in
Maybe we need to do the same thing in Washington, D.C. until Obama leaves (or is forced from office via impeachment & removal)?
Obama thought he was so smart withdrawing support from Mubarak because he thought he would curry favor with his replacement.
Now here we are, and his replacement is in trouble.
We should have remained Mubarak’s friend.
These nations cannot always be run by our playbook. Sometimes the leaders on the ground know better than Obama. Imagine that...
obamatollah decision was based solely on his soulmate comrades - the MoBroHood/al-queda - and no other reason.
Rumour on Twitter Al-Sisi (defence minister) to give a statement,
No doubt about it, but he was trying to curry favor. Now those same folks are in the street carrying signs unfavorable to Obama.
What a numbskull. He didn’t see this coming? You can’t please those folks.
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I wonder if everyone who cared about this country marched, protested, camped out, and shut down DC and demanded it, if Obama would resign?
obamatollah is blinded by his muslime loyalty to al-queda/MoBroHood - he cannot see beyond that evil mindset.
I wonder if El Presidente is going to demand that Morsi step down, like he did with Mubarak. Awaiting events with great interest.