The Rebels take on Morsi: Your guide to the June 30 Egyptian protests
Since he won the elections almost a year ago, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s time in office has not been plain sailing. A worsening economic crisis, political unrest, scandals, and lawlessness sweeping village Egypt have marked his tenure. Despite the Muslim Brotherhood candidate winning over half of the votes in the 2012 elections, dissatisfaction is running rife, prompting the creation of the ‘Tamarrod’ or Rebellion campaign. Continue reading below »
Calling for the ousting of Morsi via early presidential elections, Rebellion is demanding major political change in Egypt - a shift in the structure of the executive and a u-turn on the Consitution. Accusing Morsi of not caring for the interests of the average Egyptian citizen, the campaign now has 15 million signatures - two million more votes than the President received in 2012.
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No matter which political side you're taking, it's hard to escape the June 30 protest fever.
In the face of rumblings about a rift between the Egyptian presidency and the army in the leadup to the demonstrations, the military has began taking preventative measures to protect the country and stymie the tide of potential violence. Meanwhile, Islamic preachers from all sides have also weighed in on the conflict.
We’re taking you on a who’s who of the June 30 protests, tracking what has been said across all parties involved in the Egyptian Revolution, part II.