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Egypt Unrest: Morsi Declares Emergency in Three Cities


World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, government, Egypt, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', HumanRights, humanrights, society, news )

Cal
- 728 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has declared a state of emergency in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Ismalia after days of deadly unrest.



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Edo R. (71)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:21 am
Thanks Cal!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:52 am
It seems that Egypt has entered the case (the Dark Ages) .Maybe one day demolish the pyramids .. they will say it's idols??? Noted , Thanks Cal .
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:58 am
Thanks.
 

Michael Kirkby (88)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:09 am
Dark ages indeed Samir. I could never figure out what the American State Dept. was doing at Foggy Bottom. Either they didn't think things through carefully enough or someone has a secret agenda and these occurrences are part of some grand scheme. Yes, speculation on my part but it does make me wonder at times.
 

Gene Jacobson (258)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:45 pm
This time the enraged mobs are unhappy about the sentences handed down for a brawl between two sets of soccer fans that killed, as I recall, 74 people. Doesn't take much to turn a protest into an enraged mob in the middle east these days. I suspect a bad weather forecast might do the trick too. One wonders if the religion of peace practitioners are EVER actually at peace about anything? They certainly don't appear to be.
 

Beth S. (334)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
It also appears that Mursi's minions are at it again trying to intimidate women protesting against the islamist government:

At least 25 women were sexually assaulted during clashes in Tahrir Square amid ongoing civil unrest in Egypt, local women’s rights campaigners have said.

In a typical attack, crowds of men quickly surround isolated women, groping them and attempting to remove their clothes.

According to the Guardian, the campaigners said that some women were stripped naked and one was even raped.

Since Thursday, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in 12 of the country’s 21 provinces to protest against President Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and police brutality – two years after the start of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the report said.

Last night Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergency and curfew in the three Suez canal provinces – Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez – which are hit hardest by the latest wave of political violence.

According to the report, the president vowed in a televised address on Sunday last night that he would not hesitate to take more action to stem the latest eruption of violence across much of the country.

But at the same time, he sought to reassure Egyptians that his latest moves would not plunge the country back into authoritarianism.

More than 40 people have died and more than 500 have been injured in clashes in cities including Alexandra, Suez and Mahalla in the past four days.

For four days in Cairo, police armed with teargas have clashed with stone-throwing protesters in and around the crowded Tahrir Square, where the sexual assaults are reported to have taken place.

This week, a woman raped near Tahrir Square in November published a harrowing online account of her experience.

According to a 2008 report by the Egyptian Centre for Women''s Rights, 83 percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, and the problem is exacerbated by a failure to prosecute the perpetrators, the report added.

ANI

 

pam w. (190)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:36 pm
BIG GREEN STAR to Gene....." One wonders if the religion of peace practitioners are EVER actually at peace about anything? They certainly don't appear to be. "

+++++++++++++++ Indeed...the "religion of peace" appears to be the religion of PERMANENT OFFENDEDNESS.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:28 pm
How many Egyptians are wishing for Mubarak's return?
 

Winn Adams (209)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:29 pm
Thanks
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:46 pm
What we seem to have here, is the difference between being a vociferous opposition politician, and the head of state. Just like the Teabaggers, in the USA. They can shout a lot,, about policy issues, from the sidelines, but once they get into office, one sees just how bankrupt their own policies are!
 

Billie C. (2)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:34 pm
obama threw his support, our tax dollars and nice new big weapons to this man. we need to stay out and keep weapons away from the whole area. obama can't pick allies and needs to stop trying.
 

Nancy Black (305)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:12 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared, watched video, read and shared. This is not progress. Egypt is in worst circumstances than they were before the revolution. It is a firecracker that is turning into a bomb.
 

Jaime A. (36)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:10 am
Noted.
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:21 am

Noted.......?
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:42 am
Obama sent several F16 to Islamic Egypt as a gift.

Now Morsi is capable of bombing democracy inclined Egyptians better, than he could before.
 

Frans Badenhorst (562)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:29 am
wow........
 
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