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Dec21

Egyptians protest Islamist-backed Constitution

CAIRO, EGYPT — Egypt’s opposition National Salvation Front is holding demonstrations Tuesday to protest a controversial two-stage constitutional referendum. Opponents of the draft document argue that it tramples civil liberties and ultimately will give Islamists control of the judiciary. Opposition protesters gathered outside half a dozen Cairo mosques Tuesday afternoon, staging multiple marches toward the presidential palace and Tahrir Square. The marchers decried Saturday’s first-stage constitutional referendum, which opposition leaders and many jurists claim was tainted by fraud. Probe promised At the same time, the justice ministry announced in a press conference that it...

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Morsi Mubarak / Image source: nst.com.my
Nov24

Protests in Cairo After President Assumes Sweeping Powers

Egypt’s opposition supporters have set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in several Egyptian cities, a day after President Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping new powers. State media report the Muslim Brotherhood offices were on fire in the Suez Canal cities of Suez, Port Said, and Ismailia. Demonstrators also gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after Friday prayers for protests against the president’s decision, which was announced in a decree Thursday, citing a need to “protect the revolution.”  Opposition members have called the move illegal. Opposition leader and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradai, who says Morsi has declared himself a “new pharaoh,” is...

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Egypt Scuffles / Image source: Ahram Online
Oct14

Scuffles in Egypt over ruling on Mubarak-era officials

PanARMENIAN.Net – Tensions between rival Egyptian political factions erupted into scuffles on Friday, October 12 during a protest against a court ruling that acquitted officials from Hosni Mubarak’s era of ordering a camel charge against demonstrators in last year’s uprising, Reuters said. While the activists were united in anger at the court ruling, supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi threw stones and bottles at each other, showing feelings still run high between rival groups trying to shape the new Egypt after decades of autocracy. The charge by men on camels and horseback was one of the most violent incidents during the uprising that ousted...

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