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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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