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Millions Flood Egypt's Streets to Demand Mursi Quit (14 million?)
Reuters ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh

Posted on 06/30/2013 4:39:23 PM PDT by kristinn

Anti-Mursi protests the biggest since Mubarak toppled

* Five dead, more than 200 injured in provincial towns

* Muslim Brotherhood HQ attacked, leader denounces "coup"

* Mursi says won't quit, renews offer to amend constitution (Updates death toll, presidential spokesman)

Millions of Egyptians flooded into the streets on the first anniversary of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi's inauguration on Sunday to demand that he resign in the biggest challenge so far to rule by his Muslim Brotherhood.

Waving national flags and chanting "Get out!", a crowd of nearly 500,000 massed in and around Cairo's central Tahrir Square in by far the largest demonstration since the 2011 uprising that overthrew Mursi's predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

"The people want the fall of the regime!" they shouted, echoing the Arab Spring rallying cry that brought down Mubarak - this time yelling it not against an ageing dictator but against the first elected leader in Egypt's 5,000-year recorded history.

Huge protest rallies continued late into the night in a mostly festive atmosphere.

While the main protests were peaceful, five people were shot dead in clashes in the Nile valley towns of Assiut and Beni Suef and the oasis town of Fayoum. The Health Ministry said more than 200 were injured in clashes in several provincial towns.

A military source said as many as 14 million people in this nation of 84 million took part in Sunday's demonstrations in sweltering heat. There was no independent way to verify that estimate, which seemed implausibly high, but the armed forces used helicopters to monitor the crowds.

(Excerpt) Read more at trust.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; muslimbrotherhood

1 posted on 06/30/2013 4:39:23 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Mursi is no Mubarak — he’ll fight the crowd.


2 posted on 06/30/2013 4:41:08 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: kristinn


3 posted on 06/30/2013 4:42:45 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: kristinn

When will Obama send troops to help Brother Mursi ?


4 posted on 06/30/2013 4:43:31 PM PDT by molson209
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To: kristinn

God bless those standing up for their freedoms. If one wants to live under sharia law, then great, go for it. If one wants to force others to live under sharia law, then it’s not so great.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 4:44:30 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: molson209

He already has. Last week he sent 600 troops to Egypt to assist the government.


6 posted on 06/30/2013 4:44:42 PM PDT by Publius
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To: kristinn

Obama probably getting ready to drone-strike the protestors.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 4:45:24 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: kristinn
Waving national flags and chanting "Get out!"

We gotta try this.

8 posted on 06/30/2013 4:45:38 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: kristinn

Obviously an encouraging sign. I remember seeing some poll that said about 30-40% of adult Egyptians could be called genuine moderates or people who don’t want a theocracy. But it does no good if they can’t control the army or the other people with the guns. Islamists like Morsi won’t go down quietly. There might be a lot more blood shed in Egypt’s future.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 4:46:44 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: kristinn
I am reminded of this book....
10 posted on 06/30/2013 4:47:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: kristinn

Is this Arab Summer?


11 posted on 06/30/2013 4:47:43 PM PDT by stevem
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To: kristinn
If things continue to heat-up will the military show Morsi the door? Would Barry like a mulligan for helping to boot Mubarak?
12 posted on 06/30/2013 4:47:50 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Publius

He is insane.


13 posted on 06/30/2013 4:47:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: stevem

Long Hot Arab Summer


14 posted on 06/30/2013 4:48:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It’s gonna take more than flag waving at this point.

Pitchforks and torches come to mind.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 4:48:48 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

amen!


16 posted on 06/30/2013 4:49:21 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

Now even the blind stupid dims will see what obumbler really is.

He has said many times that he is for democracy in the mid-east.

But is he really?

Not if he only helps the jehadists when they rise up.

Now that ordinary Egyptian citizens rise up, will he help?

Not on your life because his real love is the Muslim Brotherhood.


17 posted on 06/30/2013 4:51:55 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: kristinn
Uh-oh. This wasn't part of 'OPERATION: MIDDLE EAST SHARIA', was it?

Either the Egyptian people had no idea how good they really had it under Mubarak, OR, had minimal involvement in the initial operation to riot and foment unrest as the demand and ouster of Mubarak was staged. But by whom?

18 posted on 06/30/2013 4:52:33 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: kristinn

That’s almost or is the whole population of Cairo.


19 posted on 06/30/2013 4:53:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: old curmudgeon

Bammy so helped the middle class of Iraq a few years ago.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 4:58:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Diogenesis

Obama should go there and accept the presidency


21 posted on 06/30/2013 4:58:35 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: kristinn

The Brotherhood thought that having power was going to be a snap, and that their job description consisted of being Islamic bullies.

Funny thing, people want food, electricity and petrol too.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 4:58:51 PM PDT by lurk
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To: USS Johnston

IIRC, the anti-Mubarak posters had professionally printed signs. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Obama had a hand in it; his goal throughout the ME has been to install the Muslim Brotherhood in power, and he probably took advantage of dissatisfaction with Mubarak (not because of dictatorial behavior, actually, but because the economy wasn’t doing well and Mubarak was trying to make some changes to it to make it more competitive) to destabilize things a bit more via his MB associates.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 4:59:12 PM PDT by livius
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To: molson209
When will Obama send troops to help Brother Mursi ?

A black op detail will take care of that. OR, a US Embassy will conveniently be attacked, justifying "protection of US assets."

0dinga won't officially or directly get his own hands dirty. When something goes wrong, some lower food-chain gopher will get blamed. After all, he is a respected Nobel Peace Prize winner.

24 posted on 06/30/2013 4:59:44 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: livius
IIRC, the anti-Mubarak posters had professionally printed signs. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Obama had a hand in it; his goal throughout the ME has been to install the Muslim Brotherhood in power, and he probably took advantage of dissatisfaction with Mubarak....

Hand-made signs are usually the work of a Unionized, well-planned, Commie-type operations, aren't they? NOT as spontaneous as the compliant media portrayed.

I agree with your assessment of motivation: To install the MB in power, undercut Mubarak's secular clout, but also to exaggerate the dissatisfaction with Mubarak -- as with Qaddafi in secular Libya. The media's collusion was instrumental in controlling both the narrative and public opinion. Moreover, the timing in both nations was all too perfect. IMO 0dinga doesn't have THAT much power. The puppetmeisters at the UN might.

25 posted on 06/30/2013 5:08:23 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: ncfool
Obama should go there and accept the presidency

When he already has a Kingdom here in America? If anything he'd accept the position as Emperor. OF THE WORLD.

26 posted on 06/30/2013 5:11:08 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: kristinn; maggief

Link the thread that has all the tweets and pictures to this thread and vice versa!


27 posted on 06/30/2013 5:48:03 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: All

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

@ CBC_EGY @ TahrirTv check the hashtag “# conf”

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 #conf


28 posted on 06/30/2013 5:48:40 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: All

MalakBoghdady
MalakBoghdady pulled down massacred coverage of Asyut and Balash vulgar de blackout!! @ CBC_EGY @ ONtvLIVE @ NaharTV @ Al_hayahTV


29 posted on 06/30/2013 5:50:39 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: USS Johnston

He was stumping for the position today in Africa. He was offering them clean energy, Internet and billions and billions of our dollars. Reminded me he was still on the campaign..


30 posted on 06/30/2013 6:01:10 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: ncfool
Reminded me he was still on the campaign..

Yes. What's the next stepping stone up from President of the United States and Commander in Chief of her Military, again?

31 posted on 06/30/2013 6:28:30 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void; Irenic; Diogenesis

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036920/posts

Contains earliest tweets, pictures and live cam shots

Freepers have been posting there all day. Great pictures


32 posted on 06/30/2013 6:37:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: null and void; ncfool

I’ve been wondering what he was thinking of doing next, what more powerful position he wanted to move on to after leaving the Presidency (if he does). He will have weakened us sufficiently by then so that we really won’t be a great power anymore.

I used to think Secretary General of the UN was his goal, but I’m not sure that’s it. Theoretically a citizen of a member of the Security Council can’t be Secy Genl, but rules have never meant anything to Obama so I’m sure he could have that changed. Or he could announce that he’s actually a Kenyan or Indonesian citizen after all.

But I think he’s looking for something African, although I don’t see any positions there at the moment that he would consider grand enough for The Won. I definitely get the feeling he’s looking for his next stop, though.


33 posted on 06/30/2013 6:38:32 PM PDT by livius
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To: kristinn

When they find out that the US administration is sending 200 Marines to the embassy, will they be happy about it?


34 posted on 06/30/2013 7:02:57 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.
Muslim Brotherhood HQ attacked, leader denounces "coup" -- Mursi says won't quit, renews offer to amend constitution
And the 14 million Egyptians shout "get out", while Zero, Lurch, and Plugs remain silent.


35 posted on 06/30/2013 7:54:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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