Sunday, June 30, 2013

Protests Begin In Egypt

Egypt Protest: Thousands Stage Anti-Morsi Rallies -- BBC

Protests calling for the resignation of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi and early presidential elections have kicked off in the capital, Cairo, and around the country.

His opponents say he has failed to tackle economic and security problems.

Thousands spent the night in Cairo's Tahrir Square, focus of protests which brought down ex-leader Hosni Mubarak.

The protests come on the first anniversary of Mr Morsi's election as the country's first Islamist president.

Morsi critics also say he has put the Islamist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood party ahead of the country's wider interests.

In Cairo, the anti-Morsi supporters are chanting: "Irhal! Irhal!" ("Leave! Leave!"), reports the BBC's Aleem Maqbool.

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More News On The Unrest In Egypt

Egypt's Mohamed Morsi faces mass protests: live updates -- The Guardian
Live: Egypt Protests -- Wall Street Journal
Massive protests in Egypt begin -- CBS/AP
Egyptian Protesters Call For Morsi’s Resignation -- Radio Free Europe
Thousands gather in Egypt for mass anti-Morsi rallies -- UPI
Egypt mass protests call on Morsi to step down -- CBC
Crowds Gather for Egypt Protest -- Voice of America
Egypt braces for storm of protest -- Reuters
Morsi arrives at Cairo to follow protests' developments -- YNet News
Egypt's Mohamed Morsi remains defiant as fears of civil war grow -- The Guardian
In pictures: Egypt protests -- BBC
Egypt: a revolution on the brink of self-destruction -- The Guardian/Observer editorial

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