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What the Inside of Egypt's Biggest Protest in History Looks Like at Night


World  (tags: Egypt, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, government, politics, world )

Kit
- 412 days ago - theatlanticwire.com
The protests against Mohammad Morsi's government in Cairo are the largest ever in the country's history -- even bigger than the massive protests two years ago -->



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Kit B. (277)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:47 pm
Photo Credit: Reuters



The protests against Mohammad Morsi's government in Cairo are the largest ever in the country's history — even bigger than the massive protests two years ago that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Millions of people took to the streets on Sunday, which was really something, and the protests continued on Monday. The Egyptian military gave the Morsi government 48 hours to respond to the people — but insisted its policy opposes cops. The protests are even more spectacular at night. In the GIF at right, taken from Al Jazeera's coverage of the protests, you can see how big it is. You can also see the green pen lasers, which were pointed at the windows of Muslim Brotherhood offices before they were ransacked. Protesters chanted "Leave!" Here are some photos of the enormous crowds — and from the people inside them. Remarkably, many people are smiling.

Nouraradwan says, "33 million people standing there all day all night waiting for morsi to step down ...unbelieve Guys good job god blesses you all..never saw them smiling Till now i can see the happiness in their eyes."
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By: Elspeth Reeve | The Atlantic Wire |

****Full picture display of the people gathered in Egypt at VISIT SITE.
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:51 pm
thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:00 pm
Wow! Those pictures tell the story so much more than words could begin to say--thanks Kit!
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:19 pm
ONE VOICE.... beautiful.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:52 pm
Hope they stop raping the women kit as Rose posted a story about the rapes in Egypt
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:15 am
I have been search the news services about wide-spread rape in Egypt David. Was Rose perhaps referring to India. Rape of course on any level is unacceptable. The main thing there though is about people in the streets demanding the resignation of the President. Of course there are thousands also in the streets resisting the efforts to oust the President. It's an amazing moment for the Egyptian people. The Armed Forces have issued an ultimatum indicating they will move today to initiate change in the government.
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:19 am
The military is siding with the opposition and their ultimatum runs out in ten minutes. ie. 10:30. EST
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:38 am
Photos that are testimony of an historic event.. I am glued to the TV..the suspense and also fear are almost too much for my nerves.. nobody knows the next move but the report of heavy equipment like tanks in the streets now is frightening to me.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:47 am
I wish them well. A secular, democratic government is NOT easily achieved in Egypt but it sounds as if more people want it than we've been told.
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:48 am
Thanks.
 

Craig Pittman (45)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:03 pm
I am watching as the military has deployed to secure key installations and prevent any further violence between the two opposing factions of protestors. The Egyptian military is highly respected by the citizens there. This apparently is not a coup but rather the military supporting those calling for a new election.
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:20 pm

Will this be called a coups de tat? Things seem relatively peaceful, considering the size of the crowds.

Morsi is out.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:55 pm
I think it is something entirely new, unprecidented, a coup by the people, accomplished by the military who kept pointing out it's NOT a coup d'état. They didn't plan or prepare it after all but the Tamarud did.
Perhaps time to pass congrats to Abdessalam and all Egyptians..
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:58 pm

Ah yes Angelika but the last time the military had to be forced out. I understand that the Muslim Brotherhood offices around Egypt have been sacked. People are angry.

Yes, It is time to send our Congratulations to our friend Abdessalam and the people of Egypt.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 1:37 pm
Pay attention ... when enough is enough could be your hometown next.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:28 pm
I'm only updated by your comments, so it seems all is going well for the people of Egypt so far. The military is on the side of the people. No more Morsi; which is what they wanted. If only our own military sided with the people of the U.S.....if the people here once again take to the streets, as during Occupy, the "militarized" police forces once again will use violent force. Why can't our military take the side of the people? My congrats to Abdessalam, and all Egyptians, too.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:31 pm
At the risk of being redundant, I want to remind ALL of the dangers of electing fundamentalists...of ANY stripe!
Congrats to the Egyptian people.!! Let's hope for the best.
 

Phyllis P. (422)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:09 pm
If we don't watch out....the same thing is going to happen here.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:10 pm
Here is my posting leading to a 5-minute VIDEO on YouTube of the protests - By Day, By Night, with the Green Lasers, a crowded bridge, martial music and chant-and-response.
I of course don't know a word they're saying, or a word of the commentary in Arabic.
But you get that "You are there" feeling....

http://www.care2.com/news/member/911530155/3604950
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:15 pm
Overhead View of Cairo Protests - LARGEST IN HUMAN HISTORY {BBC} - YouTube

World (tags: Egypt, Cairo, TahrirSquare, Morsi, MuslimBrotherhood )
BMutiny - 11 minutes ago - youtube.com
The BBC described "the number of anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters" as "the largest number in a political event in the history of mankind." (A video showing the protests around Tahrir Square in Cairo.} These are millions of ANTI-ISLAMIC PARTY protesters!

"the largest number in a political event in the history of mankind" - not just the largest number in EGYPT, but in HUMAN HISTORY according to the BBC - if they are correct!!!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/911530155/3604950
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 7:52 pm
From World Socialist Web Site {they call themselves the Fourth International}:
{and they use the spelling "Mursi" when much of our media spells "Morsi"}:

Egyptian President Mursi vows to stay in power despite mass protests
By Johannes Stern
3 July 2013

Defying millions of protesters demanding his ouster, US-backed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gave a speech Tuesday night declaring that he would stay in office as president of Egypt. He repeatedly blamed corrupt “remnants of the former regime” for the political crisis in Egypt.

“The remnants of the former regime, they are fighting against our democracy,” he declared, referring to the adherents of former dictator President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted after 18 days of mass working-class struggles in February 2011. Mursi declared, “If they come back to the people, they will be rejected. They are accustomed to corruption, rigging elections, sucking dry the blood of the people.”

The reaction of millions of protesters gathered on Tahrir Square, before the presidential palace in Cairo, and on streets and squares throughout Egypt recalled the scenes after Mubarak’s defiant speech on February 10, 2011—when, the night before his ouster, he pledged to stay in office.

Angry protesters shouted “Irhal, Irhal” (“Leave, leave”) and chanted the main slogan of the Egyptian Revolution: “The people want the downfall of the regime.”

Since June 30—the first anniversary of Mursi’s inauguration—millions of protesters have gathered in streets and squares throughout Egypt. The BBC described “the number of anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters” as “the largest number in a political event in the history of mankind.” (A video showing the protests around Tahrir Square in Cairo can be seen here .)
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:17 pm
Enjoy the part now...cos things will only get worse from here. I fear 4 the people there....thanks Kit
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 4:37 am
lots of people in this world why can't we all just get along?
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:40 am
Thank you Kit for posting this story. Thanks to all who showed concern about Egypt and Egyptians.Green stars to all those to whom I could send green stars. I apologize for not being able to sent to Kit and some other friends because I have done so lately.

1 - The story with Mursi started in May 2012 when the first round of the presidential election put Egyptian Liberals in a very awkward position. There were two nominees in the second round: Mursi nominee of freedom and Justice party ,the political arm of MBH on one hand and the former Egypt's prime minister who was appointed by Mubarak when January 25,2011 started. The choice was very difficult for voters who didn't want to vote neither for Mubarak's PM nor Mursi. At that time Mursi gave a promise to liberals to share the administration if he won and not to try to change Egypt's identity. They voted for him based on this promise . I didn't vote for him because I was sure that once elected he will not keep any of his promises. I also didn't vote for Mubarak's former PM. MY wife voted for Mubarak's fprmer PM.

Mursi didn't keep any of his promises. On his first day in office he recalled the people's assembly which had a majority of Islamic current members although that assembly had been dissolved by a verdict of the Constitutional Court due to the fact that elections law had been proven unconstitutional. At this point,that court reconfirmed its verdict and he had to cancel this recall.
On November 21,2012 he issued what he called " constitutional declaration " and gave himself both executive and judicial forces. He also,in that declaration, gave immunity to all his decisions. Not only on body can go to court against any of his decisions but courts also can't look at any case related to his decisions. The Constitutional Court can't look at a case already raised against the senate house election law.He fired the general prosecutor and named an other one against the law. He officially turned to be a DICTATOR. Read the short letter I sent to Time magazine about this

http://ideas.time.com/letters/drop-morsy-from-the-person-of-the-year-list/

The story is very long but if you read my comments on a similar story you may get a general idea .


http://www.care2.com/news/member/451276626/3603505

 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:52 am

Thank you. Abdessalam. Many here at Care2 and around this country talk about what the United States should do, what people should do, but few do more than talk. You and the people of Egypt stand as a modern icon of what people can do when they take action over words. The actions of the people of Egypt remind us all what can be accomplished when people put one goal, that of freedom above all other petty nonsense.

I stand in awe of what the people of Egypt have accomplished, not just once but now twice with courage and dignity. I wish Egypt best of all possible outcomes as they move forward to try and achieve their goals.

 
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