Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Amusing: Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi forced to flee palace...

Unlike our Libyan ambassador, Barack Obama is probably planning a rescue if needed...

Via BBC:
Police have fired tear gas in clashes with tens of thousands of protesters gathered near the presidential palace in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Some of the protesters reportedly cut through barbed wire around the palace.
Crowds have been gathering to protest against what they say is the rushed drafting of a new constitution and the decision by President Mohammed Morsi to extend his powers.
Mr Morsi was in the palace but left as the crowds grew, sources there said.
As well as the protest outside the presidential palace in the suburb of Heliopolis, thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
A sizeable crowd has also turned out in Egypt’s second city Alexandria.
Several newspapers refused to go to press on Tuesday in protest at what they say is the lack of press freedom in the constitution.
Mr Morsi adopted sweeping new powers in a decree on 22 November, and stripped the judiciary of any power to challenge his decisions.

1 comment:

Interested Bystander said...

Hey BGP,

Can you find out DEFINATIVELY if the compound attacked on 9-11-12 was a CONSULATE or a covert operation command center?

I'm thinking this place wasn't advertised as anything to do with the US, and my understanding is that the compound did NOT fly the Stars and Stripes.

I've read that this compound wasn't an "official" consulate.