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December 8, 2013
14:38 // 10 months ago
December 2, 2013
The message from the police is: ‘the age of protest is over.’
Human Rights Watch’s Egypt Director Heba Morayef states on the controversial protest law and ongoing demonstration crackdowns in Egypt under the interim government. 
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November 17, 2013
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September 5, 2013
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August 22, 2013
15:13 // 1 year ago
August 15, 2013

Hundreds killed in latest clashes between Egypt’s military and Morsi supporters

  • 623 people were killed, with thousands more reportedly wounded, in the latest round of clashes between Egypt’s military and supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood say the death toll will continue to rise, claiming that authorities have failed to count hundreds of bodies across the country. In response, some demonstrators stormed and torched a government building in Cairo, leading Egypt’s Interior Ministry to warn that any such future displays would be met with live ammunition. source
20:23 // 1 year ago
August 14, 2013
We have repeatedly called on the Egyptian military and security forces to show restraint, and for the government to respect the universal rights of its citizens, just as we have urged protesters to demonstrate peacefully. Violence will only make it more difficult to move Egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy, and runs directly counter to the pledges by the interim government to pursue reconciliation.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest • Condemning this morning’s violent crackdowns throughout Egypt, on behalf of the Obama Administration, following reports that more than 140 people were killed when Egyptian military forces forcibly removed demonstrators from their camps in Cairo and elsewhere. The vast majority of those killed are believed to be supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and/or former president Mohamed Morsi, many of whom did not believe the military would ever resort to the violence which was carried out on Wednesday. Egypt’s interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned from his post on Wednesday, in response to the violent crackdown by Egypt’s military. source
14:54 // 1 year ago
August 12, 2013
15:01 // 1 year ago
December 1, 2012


Screenshots of the Reuters livestream currently showing the pro-Morsi protests at Cairo University. 

Top: the streets were already full by 11:30 am.

Bottom: pro-Islamist protesters (mostly male), wave banners and signs with pictures of current President Morsi at 3:00 pm. 

We’ve mentioned this before, but by all means keep some globally relevant livestreams bookmarked. They’re a phenomenal resource in our modern media world, and you never know when you’ll be glad you had them on hand.

17:02 // 1 year ago
January 25, 2012

Sights and sounds on the ground: Egyptians packed into Tahrir Square today in celebration (with some underlying tension, due to the continued rule of the Military Council) of the anniversary of protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak’s reign. That there are complex and treacherous political problems facing the nation going forward is undeniable, but there’s no shame in taking a moment to look back at just how much Egypt has changed in one year. source

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14:45 // 2 years ago