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Protesters Overrun Egypt Streets
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:50 p.m. EDT | Betsy Hiel

Posted on 06/30/2013 8:39:37 PM PDT by kristinn

Millions of protesters filled streets across Egypt on Sunday, loudly calling for Mohamed Morsy to resign on the one-year anniversary of his presidency.

The turnout in the capital far exceeded the large demonstrations of the 2011 revolution that ousted Morsy's predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

People filled Tahrir Square, epicenter of the 2011 uprising, and jammed Nile River bridges leading into it. They converged from all areas of Cairo — from poor to upper-class — chanting and waving Egyptian flags.

Column after column of marchers passed the presidential palace with a deafening roar of “Leave!”

Many waved red cards, symbolizing those used by soccer referees to eject players from a game. They blew horns, banged drums and honked car horns to chants of “The people want the downfall of the regime!”

It was the largest display of public anger against Morsy and his ruling Muslim Brotherhood, which seized parliamentary control after Mubarak's fall.

Mahmoud Salem, a political activist who pens a popular Internet blog under the name “Sandmonkey,” wrote on Twitter: “Dear world, pay attention: Muslims protesting in the millions against Islamism. This is historic.”

Despite the unprecedented scale, the nationwide protest remained relatively peaceful, with few clashes reported before midnight. In one of them, a crowd threw Molotov cocktails at the gates of the Brotherhood's headquarters in Cairo as pellets were fired back at them, according to reports.

Four deaths were reported at provincial rallies outside the capital. That followed several days of street battles in which seven people, including an American university student, were killed and hundreds were injured.

What will happen next is unclear.

(Excerpt) Read more at triblive.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; egyptjune30riots; egypttriots; muslimbrotherhood
More of Betsy Hiel's on the ground reporting at the source link.
1 posted on 06/30/2013 8:39:37 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Obama parties turn out horrible, despite the reviews at the time. One needs to sort of sober up on their own to realize.

Americans are not there quite yet.

2 posted on 06/30/2013 8:45:24 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: kristinn

So is obama going to ask Morsy to step down?
I mean he made a really big deal about the “people” getting their way when they wanted Mubarak out.


3 posted on 06/30/2013 8:52:00 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: kristinn

The secularists are putting on a great effort to save Egypt. However no one should expect Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood to give up power easily. Also if it comes to overt violence and quasi civil war, the Islamists will be ferocious and merciless. The great unknown is the Army. Does Mursi fully control it? If the Army stages a coup, Egypt will suffer the fate of Algeria but without the oil and gas.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 8:59:28 PM PDT by allendale
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 9:07:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

And where is Obama on this? Supporting the Muslim brotherhood..or supporting the good people of Egypt?


6 posted on 06/30/2013 9:09:57 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

And where is Obama on this? Supporting the Muslim brotherhood..or supporting the good people of Egypt?
*******
At least $1 billion in U.S. assistance to the Morsi/MB regime.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 9:18:02 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: kristinn

I thought MSDNC said the Egyptians loved their messiah? This has to be a mistake.

Pray for America to Wake UP


8 posted on 06/30/2013 9:24:29 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: kristinn

What will happen next is Obama will Prevent the MB from being kicked out. Proving he IS a militant Terrorist sympathizer.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 9:36:58 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: kristinn

Ah, Obama’s Arab Spring.


10 posted on 06/30/2013 9:49:06 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: kristinn

Wouldn’t it be ‘funny ‘ if Morsi was chased out, or carried out and one of Mubarak’s sons was given control, backed by his brand new Chinese friends!


11 posted on 06/30/2013 10:02:27 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Good to see Egypt isn’t under the firm control of the Radical Religious nuts. Let the Modernists be vistorious over the 18th Century islamic fanatics. This will not end well for anyone.


12 posted on 06/30/2013 10:07:57 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: kristinn; maggief; onyx

Updates two from Stratfor, question is when will the American educated military leaders pick a side.

Egypt: Protesters Reportedly Storm Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters
July 1, 2013 | 0909 GMT
Protesters in Cairo’s Mokattam district on July 1 stormed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood after violent clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, AFP reported. Witnesses said Brotherhood members had deserted the building.

Egypt: Update On Weekend Protests
July 1, 2013 | 0142 GMT
Widespread protests organized by the Tamarod movement in Egypt swelled during the afternoon and evening hours of June 30, but remained peaceful overall. Al-Ahram reported that “millions of opposition protesters” demonstrated in the streets against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s rule. Islamist groups, led by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, also organized their own counterdemonstrations in support of the regime at Raba El-Adwyia Mosque Square in the Cairo suburb of Nasr City, reportedly numbering in the hundreds of thousands according to Al-Ahram. Thus far, the protests have been nonviolent, though unrest on June 28 claimed four lives, including that of an American citizen. Al-Ahram also reported that four protesters in Assiut City and Beni Suef had died due to incidents related to the protests on June 30. Hundreds have been injured and multiple Muslim Brotherhood offices have been targeted with low-level violence.

Thus far there have been no signs of intervention by the military, and rumors that the Egyptian defense minister was set to address the nation on June 30 were discredited by sources speaking to Al Arabiya. A military source reportedly told Reuters that as many as 14 million people had participated in the protests, though Reuters also noted those numbers were impossible to confirm and likely inflated. Reuters also reported that demonstration organizers remained in multiple Egyptian cities and had called for protests to continue until Morsi agreed to step down. Morsi made clear in an interview with the Guardian published June 30 that he has no intention of doing so


13 posted on 07/01/2013 2:44:53 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: kristinn

This will not be pretty.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 3:09:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: kristinn

Egypt: Opposition Movement Gives President 1 Day To Step Down
July 1, 2013 | 1108 GMT
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has a day to step down or face civil disobedience, the opposition Tamarod movement said in a statement July 1, AFP reported


15 posted on 07/01/2013 4:18:46 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Thank you so much for the information!


16 posted on 07/01/2013 7:53:17 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; maggief; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; Jet Jaguar

The adults have spoken.

Egypt: Armed Forces Gives Muslim Brotherhood 48 Hours To Solve Ongoing Problems
July 1, 2013 | 1444 GMT
The Egyptian armed forces announced that the military is giving the political forces 48 hours to solve the ongoing problems in the country or the armed forces will have to announce a new plan for the future and enforce certain measures, Ahram Online reported July 1


17 posted on 07/01/2013 8:12:30 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Wow. That is big right there.

This is a really big deal.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 8:20:50 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: crosslink

Youtube has got to be stopped! /s lol


19 posted on 07/01/2013 8:25:51 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: kristinn

Ping for post 17


20 posted on 07/01/2013 8:26:37 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: TigersEye

Yes we must stop this free speech as it is not the correct free speech LOL


21 posted on 07/01/2013 8:27:48 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: onyx; maggief; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; Jet Jaguar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3037787/posts

UK has it up


22 posted on 07/01/2013 8:30:19 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Freakin’ homemade videos will destroy the worlddddddd! lol


23 posted on 07/01/2013 8:30:56 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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