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Forum Post: Protesters gather at presidential palace ahead of marches

Posted 7 years ago on Feb. 1, 2013, 6:36 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Opposition forces called for massive protests and marches against President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood across the country today, accusing them of using former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal methods of oppressing protesters. They demand a new Constitution based on national consensus, and an end to Brotherhood domination of the state.

They are also protesting against the state of emergency declared by Morsy in Port Said, Suez and Ismailia. The president made the move as increasingly violent clashes between protesters and police swept through the nation following demonstrations marking the anniversary of the 25 January revolution. At least 53 have been killed and nearly 2,000 injured in the clashes over the past week.

Demonstrators at the palace raised banners with images of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser that read, "Abdel Nasser said it a long time ago: Brothers should not be trusted." Other signs read, "Hamas, Brothers, Qatar, America are the enemies of the Egyptian people," and "Rescue Egypt from the supreme guide's rule."

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[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago

Support the Egyptian people challenging the islamist government. Support all moderate secular democracies.

[-] -1 points by DeathsHead1 (-111) 7 years ago

Oh. I thought this occurred at our White House.

[-] -3 points by chuckuschumer (-366) 7 years ago

From the title of the post I guessed Occupy had finally decided to camp out in front of the White House.

[-] 0 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 7 years ago

You mean like the anti-war protesters did to LBJ? Chanting nonstop at the White House? Hmmmm, now there's an idea. If only we knew a group that could do something like that. Well, too bad. What are the odds the same trick could work twice?