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Huge Crowds Turn Out in Egypt in Largely Peaceful Protests Against Morsi
McClatchy ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Nancy A. Youssef

Posted on 06/30/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by kristinn

In highly anticipated protests to mark the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi’s 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 Morsi’s supporters vastly outnumbered by the president’s 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 day’s 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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H/t maggief
1 posted on 06/30/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Ihr Hal!

New slogan against you-know-who.


2 posted on 06/30/2013 1:14:11 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: caww; maggief; melancholy; SE Mom

New thread to keep this seismic event up front and center. (Posting and running again. Sorry...)


3 posted on 06/30/2013 1:15:21 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Nice sofa. I always take a sofa to a protest.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 1:20:06 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: kristinn

Pray for the Egyptian people and the captive people of the Muslim world which includes all Muslims as well as the religious minorities. Amen.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: kristinn; ntnychik; devolve

AL-HUSSEIN & HILLARY-HUMA
BACK MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

6 posted on 06/30/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: kristinn

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


7 posted on 06/30/2013 1:38:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

Maybe we need to do the same thing in Washington, D.C. until Obama leaves (or is forced from office via impeachment & removal)?


8 posted on 06/30/2013 1:41:22 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: kristinn
Awesome...w/pyramids in background...


9 posted on 06/30/2013 1:42:23 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: kristinn

bttt


10 posted on 06/30/2013 1:45:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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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...


11 posted on 06/30/2013 1:49:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: DoughtyOne

obamatollah decision was based solely on his soulmate comrades - the MoBroHood/al-queda - and no other reason.


12 posted on 06/30/2013 1:52:18 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: kristinn

Rumour on Twitter Al-Sisi (defence minister) to give a statement,


13 posted on 06/30/2013 1:59:41 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: JSDude1
BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld 4h #Tahrir square banner: "Wake up America. Obama backs a fascist regime in Egypt" WOW even they get it
14 posted on 06/30/2013 2:01:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: newfreep

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.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 2:04:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: All

#Egyptian Protests in UK calling for President #Morsi to step down [Video]. #June30 #Tamarod http://y


16 posted on 06/30/2013 2:17:37 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kristinn

I wonder if everyone who cared about this country marched, protested, camped out, and shut down DC and demanded it, if Obama would resign?


17 posted on 06/30/2013 2:20:17 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: DoughtyOne

obamatollah is blinded by his muslime loyalty to al-queda/MoBroHood - he cannot see beyond that evil mindset.


18 posted on 06/30/2013 2:22:24 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

Agreed...


19 posted on 06/30/2013 2:24:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: kristinn

I wonder if El Presidente is going to demand that Morsi step down, like he did with Mubarak. Awaiting events with great interest.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 2:31:05 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Irenic

Military source denies that the Egyptian defense minister to give TV address - Al Arabiya


21 posted on 06/30/2013 2:32:30 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kristinn

Night of the Living Dead.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 2:33:08 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Irenic

jsz: the news is reporting woman get molested in the crowd


23 posted on 06/30/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Many of those protestors have Anti Obama signs..which the media won’t be showing.....”

I was watching BBC, and in one series of pictures, there was a guy holding two signs. One was anti-Morsi, and the other was blurred out, although everyone knows what that means.


24 posted on 06/30/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: kristinn

Powder keg in progress of exploding..

Thanks for keeping folks updated about developments globally that affect us all.


25 posted on 06/30/2013 2:38:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I have a mamasan chair that would do.. pretty light.. comfy.. also cold double as projectile protection device on a moments notice.


26 posted on 06/30/2013 2:39:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: DoughtyOne

My experience in Egypt was a pleasurable one considering its dry as dirt and folks drive like there is no tomorrow.. sad to see so many freedom loving folks held under the boot heels that Obama supports..


27 posted on 06/30/2013 2:41:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Obama backs a fascist regime in the US also.

And in his home country of Kenya...

Face it, there’s no fascist regime that Obama DOESN’T back.


28 posted on 06/30/2013 2:48:42 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: kristinn

Have you seen this sign? Feel free to post the photo...I don’t know how to post pics...

https://twitter.com/CairoGossip/status/351341192459452416/photo/1


29 posted on 06/30/2013 2:54:14 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: kristinn

A prelude to future rallies in Mordor-on-the-Potomac?


30 posted on 06/30/2013 2:56:12 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: kristinn

While NBC says that “tens of thousands” turned out. The Obama fluffer media.

The real problem for Egypt is that if the army acts to remove Morsi as the protestors want, Obama will immediately impose sanctions in the name of “supporting democracy”. People will starve.


31 posted on 06/30/2013 2:57:28 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Lucky9teen
No...the Pretender would probably drone you to death. Someone...anyone...arrest this subhuman Destroyer and waterboard him to discover who he really is.
32 posted on 06/30/2013 2:57:34 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: denydenydeny

Here’s livefeed...

Scroll to about the middle of the page where there’s chat next to the livefeed. Someone there is saying 14 million? Not sure where they got that from.

http://www.cybertribenetwork.com/


33 posted on 06/30/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Twitter: Iyad El-Baghdadi‏@iyad_elbaghdadi Reports of gunfire from within MB hq at Muqattam and molotovs being hurled into the building... #Egypt #June30
34 posted on 06/30/2013 3:17:26 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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memo50_memo @ CBC_EGY Beni Suef is stable and the Muslim Brotherhood and Sheikh Ahmed Youssef kill three even الاااااااااااااااااااااااااااان the 7 minutes ago
35 posted on 06/30/2013 3:22:54 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: toldyou

Al Arabiya: Military source: “Protests are biggest in Egypt’s history”


36 posted on 06/30/2013 3:24:59 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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zuhair47
zuhair47 #Tamarod in Alittihad platforms gives #Morsi 3 days to call for new election or face complete civil disobedience via @CBC_EGY #June30 #Egypt


37 posted on 06/30/2013 3:25:38 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

6:28 PM cybertribenetwork:

“but the news broadcast I just posted said they are bringing guns and knives to the protests now”


38 posted on 06/30/2013 3:49:36 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now Obama Using Troops To Prop Up Cairo’s Islamofascists

“More than 400 Army soldiers from the Texas base will soon man posts throughout Egypt as part of a nine-month “peacekeeping mission.” They’ve been trained to respond to threats, including protests and riots.”

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/062413-661236-obama-sending-troops-to-protect-islamofascist-morsi.htm


39 posted on 06/30/2013 4:04:26 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: toldyou

Not sure what this means (using google translate):

Mood1982Sweify
Mood1982Sweify @ CBC_EGY the first defection of a police colonel in Assiut situation at Kentucky in Assiut Ablaze 1 minute ago


40 posted on 06/30/2013 4:06:33 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Lucky9teen

I would love to try.


41 posted on 06/30/2013 4:18:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NormsRevenge
Very versatile piece of furniture.
42 posted on 06/30/2013 4:18:30 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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M7md_Gadallah
M7md_Gadallah @ CBC_EGY police pulled and army Menzch P Assiut current and P clashes between the families of the dead people and the Brotherhood
5 minutes ago


43 posted on 06/30/2013 4:46:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kristinn
Holy crap! This is HUGH and SERIES!

http://www.livestream.com/ontveglive

44 posted on 06/30/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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DodoYosri @ ONtveg @ ONtvLIVE @ CBC_EGY @ elnahartv I covered the biggest to Assiut events .. The situation in Assiut is reassuring car and fled, and various injuries and 4 of my time and 27 minutes ago clashes

fayoum_30_6 @ HadeerAmrEzz @ ONtveg @ AlnaharTV @ CBC_EGY spoke to the army ÇŃĚćßă field obelisk where the massacre and sniper in insurance Qsad architecture based Badharb have random 22 minutes ago

I repeat once again the victims of Fayoum is increasing because of mounting Brotherhood roofs of the buildings there and there is no media coverage #

G2KG G2KG "@ El_GaZaR: @ ONtveg @ elnahartv @ CBC_EGY @ cairocentric Anto weak coverage in Upper # Assiut and commodity and Anto Bngtoa the central ČÓ" @ TahrirLive

aVeryMary_ aVeryMary_ .@ONtveg @CBC_EGY @TahrirTv would u plz keep an eye on #Assuit ?! people are reporting massacres there !! #june30 #Egypt

45 posted on 06/30/2013 5:37:06 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: left that other site
What? Another Arab Spring? So what will Obama try to sell the americans on this time, "Sometimes, democracy takes a while?"
46 posted on 06/30/2013 5:53:34 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: kristinn

Why new thread the other was going nicely?


47 posted on 06/30/2013 5:56:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: Irenic

Thanks!


48 posted on 06/30/2013 6:12:23 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; kristinn; maggief; caww; SE Mom

“Nice sofa. I always take a sofa to a protest.”

It’s what’s known as the “the couch party” as in low info/energy voters.

They signed the petitions as part of 22 million!

The estimates from Egypt are that 17 million marched today and I can’t claim that the balance would be 5million couchies!


49 posted on 06/30/2013 6:35:48 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor S. Alinsky, Fleet Maintenance, White Hive Trolley Bosses)
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To: cradle of freedom

the Egyptians, French, Iranians, Greeks, Turks etc all have more balls than most Americans today.

They get out there and protest, how about us protesting in our mullions in DC and to SCOTUS after their homosexual activism , , saying that it seems more Americans care about who dateswho in sports or Holywood


50 posted on 06/30/2013 7:17:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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