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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Back to Tahrir

The massive protests today converged on Tahrir Square from multiple parts of Cairo, protesting first of all President Morsi's constitutional declaration, but also increasingly targeting the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood's decision to cancel its own originally planned counter-demonstration may have helped avoid greater bloodshed, but the extraordinary turnout shows the level of anger in the country, or at least in the capital.

1 comment:

David Mack said...

A large demonstration, but one wonders how representative it is. Subtract Muslim Brothers. Subtract working class folks who can't afford to miss a day on the job. Who do you have left? Students, leftist activists, yuppies: sure sounds like the secular minority of the Egyptian population. They are more adept at Face Book and sit ins than they are at elections.