Protests Across Egypt Sunday as Tension Grows

Mandy Nagy
Legal Insurrection

Major demonstrations are taking place across Egypt Sunday on the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi taking office.  Morsi, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, was elected after the January 2011 Arab Spring, which led to the ousting of former president Hosni Mubarak.

Observers have grown increasingly concerned, as there have been outbreaks of violence in the lead-up to this weekend’s protests, with as many as eight killed, including one American.

From CBS News:

As the streets once again fill with protesters eager to oust the president and Islamists determined to keep him in power, Egyptians are preparing for the worst: days or weeks of urban chaos that could turn their neighborhoods into battlegrounds.

Households already beset by power cuts, fuel shortages and rising prices are stocking up on goods in case the demonstrations drag on. Businesses near protest sites are closing until crowds subside. Fences, barricades and walls are going up near homes and key buildings. And local communities are organizing citizen patrols in case security breaks down.

For yet another time since President Mohammed Morsi took office last year, his palace in Cairo’s upscale Heliopolis neighborhood is set to become the focus for popular frustration with his rule. Some protests outside the capital have already turned deadly, and weapons — including firearms — have been circulating more openly than in the past.

Protestors stormed a Muslim Brotherhood office in Alexandria, and seven other of its offices are said to have been attacked in cities across the country…


The article continues, with video, at Legal Insurrection.


Also at the site: Live Updates: Anti-Morsi Protests Across Egypt

After days of demonstrations and mounting tension, protests continue across Egypt today  in what is expected to be a peak point in the movement against President Mohammed Morsi.

You can follow live coverage and updates [here]…

Russia Today also has a good live streaming video feed without any commentary, but it’s not embeddable – you can view it here in a separate window…

On Twitter:  Follow the #Egypt and #June30 hashtags…
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This is only a sample of some of the crowds around Egypt




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