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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
July 3, 2013

Maybe we should just cover the Zimmerman trial instead?

The hashtag #MindYourBusinessUS is trending amongst Egyptian netizens, many of whom object to calling what’s happening in Egypt right now a “coup.” It’s worth noting that in a poll taken last March, 82% of Egyptian respondents supported restoring governing authority to the military.

13:47 // 1 year ago
December 27, 2011
23:13 // 2 years ago
November 25, 2011
9:17 // 2 years ago
November 24, 2011
We will not relinquish power because of a slogan-chanting crowd. Being in power is not a blessing. It is a curse. It’s a very heavy responsibility.
Egyptian Maj. Gen. Mukhtar el-Mallah • Emphasizing that the Egyptian military has no plans to relinquish power before the elections take place. Another general noted that, despite the recent unrest, the military had no plan’s to delay Tuesday’s parliamentary elections: “We will not delay elections. This is the final word,” said Gen. Mamdouh Shaheen, who, along with el-Mallah, is a member of member of the ruling military council.  source (viafollow)
11:32 // 2 years ago
November 23, 2011

It’s not over: The events unfolding in Egypt of late are a striking reminder (and a very condensed sort of case study) in the perils of looking beyond or away from a nation after an ostensibly successful, popular revolution. All these months later, Egyptians are back in Tahrir Square, being beaten and killed as they call on the new ruling faction in Egypt, the military itself, to hold immediate elections. To date, a number estimated around 2,000 Egyptians have been injured in the neo-Tahrir protests, with at least 37 killed. source

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15:17 // 2 years ago
November 22, 2011
Egyptian military pledges to hand power over by July 1: You guys buying this? Here’s a Reuters report; will put AP on here once we get it.

Egyptian military pledges to hand power over by July 1: You guys buying this? Here’s a Reuters report; will put AP on here once we get it.

11:02 // 2 years ago
October 9, 2011

Both sides blame the military for the escalation: While protests had roots in a conflict around a Christian church, the violence reached unprecedented heights, with at least 24 killed and 213 injured, and gruesome photos (which are on AP, but we won’t publish) telling the story of a devastating scene. “What happened today is unprecedented in Egypt. 17 corpses crushed by military tanks,” tweeted human rights activist Hossam Bahgat. “I saw bodies missing hands and legs, heads twisted away or plastered to the ground.” This Al Jazeera English clip above does a pretty decent job of explaining what led to the protests — the worst since the fall of Mubarak. source

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20:50 // 2 years ago
July 13, 2011

How are the protests against the Egyptian military paying off?

  • 669Egyptian police officers linked to Mubarak regime fired source

» Showing off at cleaning house: Going thousands strong, it’s easy enough to see that the Egypt’s ruling military council would want a means of positive P.R. to quell a protest movement (as well as less activist sections of the public) that’s clamoring for purges of Mubarak-connected officials. What effect this decision will actually have in the day-to-day matters of policing within Egypt is too hard to say right now, but that the military is taking any sort of giving posture speaks to the strength and legitimacy of continuing protests in Tahrir Square.

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17:41 // 3 years ago
February 26, 2011
What happened late Friday was the result of unintentional confrontations between the military police and the youth of the revolution. … [We] did not and will not issue orders to attack the youth, and all measures will be taken to ensure this will not happen again.
Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces • Apologizing for a spate of attacks against protesters at Tahrir Square last night. The army, who claims that they did not order these confrontations, nonetheless is facing the spectre of new protests today from those angry about the army’s use of force. A number of protesters were also detained in Friday’s confrontations; the number bandied about has been somewhere around 20. source (viafollow)
10:27 // 3 years ago