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‘Freedom Or We Die’: Anti-Morsi Demonstrators In Cairo Breach Presidential Palace Cordon During ‘Last Warning’ Protests

Update: Mohammed Morsi goes for an early walk as protests turn violent …

By Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad, Reuters – “Egyptian police fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating against President Mohamed Mursi’s drive to hold a snap referendum on a new constitution and some broke through police lines around his palace, live television footage showed.

Several thousand protesters had gathered nearby in what they dubbed ‘last warning’ protests against Mursi, who has angered opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. ‘The people want the downfall of the regime,’ chanted the protesters.

Mursi ignited a storm of unrest in his bid to prevent a judiciary still packed with appointees of ousted predecessor Hosni Mubarak from derailing a troubled political transition.

Riot police had earlier mustered around the palace as activists chanted ‘leave, leave’ and held up Egyptian flags with ‘no to the constitution’ written on them. Other protesters assembled in front of two mosques north of Cairo before marching towards the palace.

‘Many of our national leaders and youth will join us in our marches today,’ said Hussein Abdel Ghany, a spokesman for the opposition coalition. ‘Our marches are against tyranny and the void constitutional decree and we won’t retract our position until our demands are met.'” Read more.

Hundreds Chant ‘Freedom Or We Die!’ During Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Demonstration Outside Mosque – “‘Freedom or we die,’ chanted a crowd of several hundred outside a mosque in the Abbasiyah district. ‘Mohammed Morsi! Illegitimate! Brotherhood! Illegitimate!’ they also yelled, alluding to the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood from which Morsi hails. ‘This is the last warning before we lay siege on the presidential palace,’ said Mahmoud Hashim, a 21-year-old student from the city of Suez on the Red Sea. ‘We want the presidential decrees cancelled.'”” Read more.

  1. 12/04/2012 at 5:07 PM

    It seems the Egyptians echo Patrick Henry’s famous statement, but the latter meant he would die for Christ than be a slave to men. I doubt the former are willing to die for a god that hates them, unless they kill ‘infidels’.
    Albert , wary weary watchman


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