MON JUL 01, 2013 AT 04:00 AM PDT
Thirty-Three MILLION People. Egypt Rises WITH UPDATES. Morsi Has 48 Hours
You think they're upset?
This is what a pissed off country looks like:
As I've said, everything I've heard has been unofficial. But it has come from the ground. A friend living in Dallas met a refugee and they struck a friendship. She has met more refugees, from Egypt, and from Syria, through Facebook and other social media. Here is a picture of one of her friends marching with Mohammed ElBaredai:
Marching with ElBaredai
Also follow the following Twitter feeds: @CairoScene, @TahrirBodyguard, @Ghonim,@sandmonkey, and @USEmbassyCairo Follow the hashtag #June30
Here are some snippets of things that have been happening on the ground in Egypt:
First, here is video of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters being attacked. Notice the sandbags on the windows. The citizens used what they had--rocks, fireworks, Molotov cocktails, what have you. Also notice the green lasers.
Next we have a picture of the crowd and a Military-style helicopter hovering above the crowd:
Folks--this is one of the biggest stories of the year. And it may not bode well for us, either. This crowd is pissed at Morsi. And they see Obama and the United States as the ones who put him in office. And they see the United States calling for calm and talk with the Muslim Brotherhood. Witness this banner seen at the protests. The woman is US Ambassador Anne Patterson:
The Conventional Wisdom is that Morsi is going to offer "concessions". But the protesters don't want that. We'll see. We may be seeing the overthrow of another Egyptian government.
And this time, no one's covering it in the media.
UPDATE: While the number of marchers has ranged from "millions" to 14 million, the opposition reports that their petition has received over 22,000,000 signatures (22 MILLION).
THIS JUST IN: Multiple news sources are reporting that the Egyptian Military is giving the Morsi government 48 hours to answer the demands of the protesters
It would offer its own "road map" for peace if the factions failed to reach a deal following deadly clashes, it said.
11:34 AM PT: Via Al-Arabiya: Ten Egyptian ministers have submitted their resignation after huge protests against Islamist President Mohammed Mursi, Al Arabiya correspondent reported Monday.
Earlier, Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has rejected the resignation request of five ministers, a senior government official told AFP.
Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Khaled Abdel-Aal, Communication and Information Technology Minister Atef Helmi, Minister of State for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Hatem Bagato, and Water Minister Abdel Qawy Khalifa handed their resignation letters at the same time to Qandil, the official said.