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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Looks like Mohammed Morsy has a few opponents

This picture was taken overlooking Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday night (Hat Tip: Sunlight).

Let's go to the videotape.



The report makes it sound like a football tailgate party. But it's not.

On Wednesday, there were more clashes in Tahrir Square.
Dozens of police officers -- backed by trucks firing tear gas -- advanced across Simon Boulevard Square, arresting many young people, some of whom were beaten by officers. Protesters continued to throw stones at police.
The latest clashes come after huge numbers of protesters swarmed into the square Tuesday night into Wednesday, hoping to revive a democratic groundswell that swept the country's former strongman from power nearly two years ago.
Observers suggested the crowds were the biggest seen since former strongman Hosni Mubarak was forced out early last year following days of street protests.

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But Morsy showed no signs of backing down.
Egypt's Cabinet chief, Mohamed Refa'a al-Tahtawi, said there will be no retreat from the constitutional decree, state-run EGYNews reported. He reportedly stressed the president would not back down because his actions were motivated by democratic aims.
Mahmoud Ghozlan, a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsy's political movement, said Wednesday that it would stage nationwide protests Saturday in support of Morsy and his decree.
The Muslim Brotherhood called off a planned "million man" protest Monday amid concerns about political tensions and potential violence.
There were no official crowd estimates for Tuesday night's demonstrations, but the square was packed as protesters clogged the roundabout and tents filled the grassy area in the middle. The rally lasted into early Wednesday, with some demonstrators singing and playing drums and guitars while others listened to speeches.

Once again, President Obama is backing an Islamist dictator. I'm shocked. Just shocked.

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