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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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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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