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  • Tanks deployed in Cairo after deadly overnight clashes

    12/06/2012 12:52:33 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/6/2012
    Egypt’s army deployed tanks outside Cairo’s presidential palace on Thursday following overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, which killed at least three people, according to the Interior Ministry. Overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo killed at least three people and wounded more than 270, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, deepening the political crisis over expanded presidential powers and a controversial draft constitution. Pitched battles erupted Wednesday afternoon outside Cairo’s Heliopolis presidential palace and continued into the early morning Thursday in the first civilian clashes between the rival camps...
  • Some Egyptian police are siding with anti-Morsi protesters?

    12/04/2012 2:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Mohamed Lotfy@mlotfyamnesty Important question, are the police & army genuinely loyal to president or would they let him down at the first opportunity? #Egypt #Morsi 4 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Good question. Somebody loyal to President Mohamed Morsi is reportedly shooting tear gas at protesters from the Presidential Palace. On the other hand, according to unconfirmed reports from numerous Twitter users, some Egyptian riot police sympathize with the protesters. This Tweeter says some Egyptian police took off their uniforms, left them in a heap on the ground, and joined forces with the anti-Morsi protesters: Ashour@mhmmdashour Police get rid of...
  • Unrest in Egypt: Islamists Vow Demonstrations in Support of Morsi

    11/29/2012 8:03:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/28/2012 | Raniah Salloum
    Egyptian President Muhammed Morsi seems unshaken by the massive protests that shook Cairo on Tuesday night. He has shown no interest in retreating from his recent power grab and the Islamist group Muslim Brotherhood is planning to hold even larger pro-Morsi demonstrations on Friday. … As such, the Muslim Brotherhood seems determined to pursue a course of confrontation. “The opposition thinks that the meaning of Tuesday lies in the number of protesters, 200,000 to 300,000,” one Brotherhood tweet said. “But it should brace itself for the millions who will take to the streets for the new president!” A new date...