Skip to comments.Fighting across Egypt as Brotherhood supporters told to stay on streets
Posted on 07/05/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT by don-o
Clashes erupted on Friday night between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in central Cairo and other cities across Egypt , as fears of an expected backlash against his removal materialised. At least 17 people died.
Fighting broke out shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Mohammed Badie reported to have been arrested on Thursday appeared unexpectedly at a rally in east Cairo on Friday evening to tell his followers to remain on the streets until Morsi's return. The ousted president had once been a senior member of the Islamist party.
In Cairo, a crowd of close to 5,000 Morsi supporters crossed the Nile over the 6 October Bridge, near the hub of opposition dissent, Tahrir Square. Turning left towards Maspero, the state television centre, they were approached by anti-Morsi demonstrators and fighting broke out in the streets.
Similar scenes were also reported in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, and there were reports of skirmishes in Luxor in the south of the country. The Sinai peninsula was placed on a state of emergency after an attack by gunmen on a local airport. There were also clashes reported in Damanhour, in Egypt's north-east, and Beni Suef, in the south, as Islamists protested across the country at Morsi's removal in what the Brotherhood and other Islamist groups had billed as a "day of rejection".
Amid chaotic scenes near Tahrir, neither the army nor police intervened for two hours in what was the area's first glimpse of factional fighting since Morsi was forced from office on Wednesday. Live ammunition was heard as the two sides pelted each other with fireworks and stones. Molotovs were thrown and a car was burned out in clashes that ended once the army sent several armoured vehicles to calm the situation at about 10pm.
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Frankly at this point the military should just arrest them and ship them to a small atoll somewhere in the Pacific. Then quarantine the island. Just give them a compass so they can properly orient themselves while praying to the moon god.
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I’m sure their Allah is going to work this out!
It’s fun to be the first to post, don-o has done it, I have done it. It is fun.
Frankly, I'm anxious for an escalation. The MB is threatening a suicide bomber offensive. I'd like to see how the Egyptian Army combats this tactic.
It could be instructive...
This might be BS (much of the internet is), but I read somewhere that the military ousted Morsi because his Muslim Brotherhood backers wanted to demolish Egypt’s pyramids because they don’t represent Muslim values and were erected by “heathens”. Like they demolished those giant ancient Buddhist monuments in Afghanistan.
The Mid East is in meltdown ..Libya, Egypt, Syria, Turkey......and out idiot president thinks gay marriage and climate change is more important.
Of course, it doesn't take a genius to see that coming. (Occurred to me from the get go.) ROE don't mean squat. There was a bombing in Iraq today - 15 dead.
Are you listening NSA and IRS? Let the Muslims kill each other.
This is going to get incredibly ugly.
Fighting broke out shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Mohammed Badie -- reported to have been arrested on Thursday -- appeared unexpectedly at a rally in east Cairo on Friday evening to tell his followers to remain on the streets until Morsi's return.
“If the boys wanna fight you better let ‘em”
Some conflicts need to be resolved with winners and losers. The winners dance in the streets and the losers disappear into obscurity and are forgotten.
Ha. We see eye to eye. Popcorn time.
They are killing the Christians.