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Juan Cole: Egypt: 100,000 Demonstrators Deliver "Final Warning," chase President Morsi from Palace

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  • Ed Pearl
    Egypt: 100,000 Demonstrators Deliver
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 5, 2012
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      rning-chase-president-morsi-from-palace.html> Egypt: 100,000 Demonstrators
      Deliver "Final
      Warning," chase President Morsi from Palace

      Juan Cole:

      On Tuesday, another big wave of protests was held against the policies of
      President Muhammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, with rallies in in
      <http://www1.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=867030&SecID=97&IssueID=0> the public
      squares of most of Egypt's major cities. The protests were called "The Final
      Warning." Many newspapers and television stations went dark, while big
      rallies were held in Tahrir Square (downtown Cairo) and at the residence of
      the president in Heliopolis. Some

      (For the video, and 'The sight of the President, et al, go to the URL, at
      the top.) -Ed

      Alarabiya is reporting that the demonstrators gave Morsi until Friday to
      renounce his constitutional declaration of November 22, which placed him and
      his decisions beyond the review powers of the courts. Many of the
      demonstrators also want the draft constitution, placed before the president
      by a Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Constituent Assembly last Saturday,

      A separate, huge, rally
      118-a20f-7f1a3bcad0e9> was held in downtown Cairo at Tahrir Square, and some
      of the demonstrators at the presidential palace returned there to share what
      had happened. (Tahrir when in demonstration mode typically has several
      makeshift stages, and people mount them to speak into a microphone to the

      901717.html> page for a great collection of pictures from various protest
      sites on Tuesday.

      There was also a truly massive protest in Alexandria.

      For what's going on outside Cairo, see the report by Lamia
      ide-cairo_11425> Hassan at "Your Middle East"

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