Egypt Braces for Storm of Protest
By Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh
Posted on 06/30/13 | News Source Reuters |
Egyptians and their security forces prepared for demonstrations on Sunday that may determine their future, two years after people power toppled a dictator and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.
Waving national flags, thousands gathered on Cairo's Tahrir Square, cradle of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak. They hope that, after the working day, millions will rally across the country to unseat President Mohamed Mursi - exactly a year since the Islamist became Egypt's first freely elected leader.
Across a capital eerily quiet for the start of the working week, Mursi supporters have also congregated - by a mosque not far from the suburban presidential palace. Liberal protest organizers plan to mount a sit-in outside from Sunday evening.
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Photo Caption: Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against him and brotherhood members during a protest at Tahrir square in Cairo June 30, 2013. (Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)