Cairo – Several thousand protesters converged in marches to Tahrir Square on May 17 spurred by the ‘Tamarod’ (Rebellion) campaign. The grassroots movement aims to withdraw confidence from Egypt’s elected President Mursi and bring about early elections. They have claimed to have collected 2 million signatures so far, but are targeting 15 million by the end of June to mark one year of Mursi’s term in office. Islamist leaders have criticized the campaign as “illogical”. According to several news reports, former Freedom and Justice Party MP and leading member of the party Mohamed El-Beltagy said : “I call on the…
Thousands of protesters belonging to Islamist parties, led by the ruling Freedom and Justice, gathered in front of Egypt’s Supreme Court to demand a purge of the judiciary in a scene that descended into chaos as they clashed with anti-Islamists, hurling stones and firing buckshot and Molotovs at each other, leaving over 100 wounded. Click here to open the gallery.
BY FARAH SAAFAN Cairo: With roaring cheers, ecstatic dancing and tears of joy, thousands of Egyptians in Tahrir Square celebrated the victory of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and now Egypt’s 1st post Mubarak president. Morsi, who ran against Ahmed Shafik, Mubarak’s last prime minister, is Egypt’s fifth president and the first civilian to hold the top post, giving Egyptians more reasons to celebrate. If you can’t see the video, please click here.
BY FARAH SAAFAN Cairo: With the results of the first round, Egyptians found themselves trapped in what was dubbed “the worst case scenario”. Choosing between Mubarak’s last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik and the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohamed Morsi. The third option for many was to either boycott or invalidate their votes. If you can’t see the video, please click here.
BY FARAH SAAFAN Cairo: The celebrations of the families of martyrs killed during the January uprising were short-lived when, within minutes of the announcement of Mubarak’s life sentence, the scene outside the court changed from tears of joy to screams of anger. Mubarak’s two sons, his security chief and six aids were acquitted of all charges. If you can’t see the video, click here.
BY FARAH SAAFAN Cairo: Egyptians took to the streets on June 2 to protest the acquittal of Mubarak’s six security chiefs on charges of complicity in killing protesters. Protesters were also angered by the acquittal of the ousted president’s two sons Gamal and Alaa from corruption charges and the abuse of authority. If you can’t see the video, click here.