This video from Egypt is called Protesters return to Tahrir Square.
By Chris Marsden:
Mass protests against referendum on new Egyptian constitution
12 December 2012
Over a hundred thousand people demonstrated in Cairo and tens of thousands more rallied in other Egyptian cities yesterday against a referendum scheduled for December 15 on an Islamist constitution. Championed by President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood, the new constitution enshrines the authority of the military.
Last weekend, a declaration issued by Mursi affirmed that the vote on the constitution would go ahead.
Protesters in Cairo breached a concrete barrier erected by the army outside the presidential palace. They toppled the concrete blocks with chains while hundreds of soldiers fell back closer to the palace walls. In Alexandria, thousands protested, and rival demonstrations were staged by supporters of Mursi in both cities.
Anti-Mursi protests were also held in Suez, Mahalla and Port Said. …
Police repeatedly fired tear gas near Tahrir Square as protesters continued to arrive in large numbers.
The chant of the 2011 revolution that brought down the US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak, “The people want to bring down the regime,” resounded in Cairo and other cities, including Alexandria and Suez.
A new book shows how the Muslim Brotherhood’s emphasis on religious ideology led to their downfall, says Dan Glazebrook: here.
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- Anti-Mursi protesters breach presidential palace barricades (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)
- Egyptian Opposition Unswayed by Mursi’s Reversal of Decree (bloomberg.com)
- Recommended: Why the Anti-Mursi Protesters are Right (my.firedoglake.com)
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