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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Night of the Living Dead.
jsz: the news is reporting woman get molested in the crowd
“Many of those protestors have Anti Obama signs..which the media wont 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.
Powder keg in progress of exploding..
Thanks for keeping folks updated about developments globally that affect us all.
I have a mamasan chair that would do.. pretty light.. comfy.. also cold double as projectile protection device on a moments notice.
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..
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.
Have you seen this sign? Feel free to post the photo...I don’t know how to post pics...
A prelude to future rallies in Mordor-on-the-Potomac?
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.
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.
Al Arabiya: Military source: Protests are biggest in Egypts history
zuhair47 #Tamarod in Alittihad platforms gives #Morsi 3 days to call for new election or face complete civil disobedience via @CBC_EGY #June30 #Egypt
6:28 PM cybertribenetwork:
“but the news broadcast I just posted said they are bringing guns and knives to the protests now”
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.”
Not sure what this means (using google translate):
Mood1982Sweify @ CBC_EGY the first defection of a police colonel in Assiut situation at Kentucky in Assiut Ablaze 1 minute ago
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