Egypt’s top generals on Monday gave President Mohamed Morsi 48 hours to respond to a wave of mass protests demanding his ouster, declaring that if he did not, then the military leaders themselves would impose their own “road map” to resolve the political crisis.
Their statement, in the form a communiqué read over state television, plunged the military back to the center of political life just 10 months after they handed full power to Mr. Morsi as Egypt’s first democratically elected leader.
The communiqué was issued following an increasingly violent weekend of protests by millions of Egyptians angry with Mr. Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood backers. It came hours after protesters destroyed the Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo.
At least six people were killed in the attack on the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters Monday morning, and it’s being reported that local police forces refused to protect the building (or those inside) due to their own unhappiness with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Dozens of sexual assaults have also been reported by activists currently camped out in Tahrir Square.
14:56 // 8 months ago
tiptoelightlypastmymind says: Do you know if any of the main television networks in the US have picked up on Turkey yet? I honestly had no clue until another post crossed my tumblr dashboard this morning... which makes me wonder if the general public is still pretty clueless as to what's going on.
» SFB says: While I haven’t tapped into a TV today (I don’t watch TV on the regular), it’s a fairly sizable story, and one of CNN’s main online feeds is currently dedicated to the situation in Turkey. — Ernie @ SFB
14:19 // 9 months ago