Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Egypt exploding in massive protests against president

By Joseph Mayton
Bikya Masr

"CAIRO: Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets of Cairo, in front of the presidential palace, Tahrir Square and across cities and towns in the country demanding an end to President Mohamed Morsi’s regime.

Protesters in Tahrir told Bikyamasr.com that they are “here to stay” until Morsi has withdrawn his presidential decree issued on November 22 that gave him powers above judicial review.

Others said this was the revolution “continuing.” A march to the palace continues to grow on Tuesday night, with the chanting loud and boisterous. “We want the downfall of the regime,” is being screamed, in unison, toward the house that Morsi has lived in since early July.

He reportedly fled the area as the protesters arrived and clashed with police.

A number of police have since joined the protesters in their march, an eery remembrance to the police who also joined the anti-Hosni Mubarak demonstrations in January and February 2011.

Even the country’s state television has joined the propaganda train to support their embattled president, calling the protesters supporters of a “foreign agenda.” The same channels that also told Egyptians the same things during the January 25 uprising......"

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