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Mass Egyptian Protests Target New Rulers

From the Agence France-Presse:

Mass Egypt demonstrations target new rulers

by Christophe de Roquefeuil
July 8, 2011

CAIRO (AFP) – Thousands of people took to the streets across Egypt on Friday to defend the uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, directing their anger at the new military rulers over the slow pace of reform.

Why do we suspect that "the slow place of reform" means the slow pace of giving power to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Flag-waving protesters converged on Cairo’s Tahrir square to push for democratic change and demand that former regime officials accused of abuse be brought to justice.

A large stage was erected in the square — the epicentre of protests that ousted Mubarak in February — ahead of the rally that is to officially start after midday Muslim prayers

Yes, after ‘Friday prayers.’ But, remember, all of this is completely secular.

[T]he armed forces, hailed as heroes at the start of the uprising for not siding with Mubarak, have come under fire from local and international rights groups for alleged abuses.

Thousands also turned out in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and hundreds protested in the canal city of Suez.

Among the key demands at Friday’s protests are the end to military trials of civilians, the sacking and trying of police officers accused of killing protesters, and the thorough and transparent trials of former regime officials.

Activists have repeatedly denounced the handling of legal proceedings against security forces who used deadly violence in the uprising that toppled Mubarak, killing 846 civilians

Somehow we have our doubts about this only being about getting justice for past transgressions.

Security forces will watch the rally from a distance to avoid possible clashes, an official said on Thursday, as Egypt’s government warned against plots to sow chaos

The interior ministry, in coordination with the army, has decided to not to deploy in the square after a series of violent clashes this week between protesters and security forces, the official said.

Isn’t this supposed to be what caused a lot of the problems in the first place? When the military and police disappeared during the first round of protests against Mubarak?

Pro-democracy youth groups who called for the protest were in charge of security at the entrances to Tahrir, searching anyone heading into the square and demanding to see two forms of identity

Pro-democracy activists demanding two forms of identity? Somebody needs to call the ACLU and La Raza.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 8th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Mass Egyptian Protests Target New Rulers”

  1. Right of the People says:

    So when does the Mooselimb Brotherhood take over formally? After the “elections”, you know the one’s with one candidate like the old USSR and China?

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    First it was the “Arab Spring”.
    Now where are we…….”The dog days of Islam”?
    Can’t these people wait to be slaughtered?
    I mean offered up to Allah?

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Well, one thing I know for sure….”Arab Spring” has nothing to do with soap.

  3. untrainable says:

    (if by democracy you mean a government in which one party, muslim brotherhood, backed by military force has dictatorial control and the rights of the people be damned) Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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