- Posted December 5, 2012 by
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Protests in Egypt: Your experiences
Presidential Palace Battle
Updates, Wednesday December 5th, after pro-revolution protesters started their sit-in in front of the presidential palace yesterday, pro-Morsy protesters came to their sit-in in a march and dispersed it violently at midday. They broke all the tents, stole the food and water they had, and attacked many. Later, after they took over the streets around the palace, the MB militias turned Merghany street and Roxy square into a war-zone and attacked the pro-revolution protesters with rocks, bird shots, and teargas.
Tuesday Dec 4th, Floods of Egyptians surrounded the presidential palace in Heliopolis, chanting against President Morsy & Muslim Brotherhood. Protesters gathered in front of El-Etehadeya palace to condemn the constitutional declaration issued by President Morsy, the Draft Constitution and Constituent Assembly. The protest was met with tear gas by "CSF" in an attempt to disperse the protesters after attempts to breakthrough the barbed wire, a few minutes later "CSF" withdrawn to the presidential palace, then the protesters gathered again in front of the palace and contined their chants against Morsi. On the other hand protests erupted in different cities all over Egypt "Alexandria, Mahalla, Hurghada, Assiut, Luxor, Minya and Ismailia" demanding the toppling of the constitutional declaration and dissolving the constitutional assembly.
Saturday Dec 1st, Pro-Morsy protesters gathered in Nahdit Misr square in front of Cairo Uni to support the constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsi, and to demand for the implementation of Islamic Sharia law. Protesters came in MB and Salafi buses from different cities in Egypt. On the other hand, Tahrir sit-in continues continues with the demand of toppling the same constitutional declaration.
Friday Nov 30th, floods of protesters marched today in different cities all over Egypt and in Cairo towards Tahrir square where the sit-in continues. For the second week protesters demand the toppling of the constitutional declaration and dissolving the constitutional assembly. Chants reverberated in the streets of Egypt against President Mohamed Morsy, Mohamed Badee and the Muslim Brotherhood. Revolutionaries were joined by the so-called "Sofa Party" who have recently started protesting against the MB's dictatorship. Along with Egyptians from all walks of life, marched popular faces from both political and artistic backgrounds. By sunset Tahrir Square was filled with demonstrators, they were joined by Mohamed El Baradei and Hamdeen Sabahy who gave speeches in the square.
Thursday Nov 29th, hundreds of protesters continue their sit-in in Cairo's Tahrir square until toppling the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsy. On the other hand, US Embassy was shut due to the ongoing clashes in Simon Bolivar st., where CSF built two concrete blocks to stop clashes.
Tuesday Nov 27th, floods of Egyptians took the streets walked in marches from different places all over the country, condemning the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsy last Thursday. Egyptians chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood's monopolizing of power. On the other hand, Judges' Club started an open sit-in to denounce recent constitutional decrees and to condemn the new constitutional declaration.
Monday Nov 26th, Egypt bids farewell two new martyrs in two painful funerals; Gaber on Mohamed Mahmoud St. and Eslam in Damanhour - Photo from Gaber's consolation.
Sunday Nov 25th, the ongoing clashes took place in the vicinity on US Embassy between protesters and CSF, where both sides switched the battlefield from Kasr Al-Ainy St. to Simone Bolivar square.
Saturday Nov 24th, Judges' Club holds extraordinary general assembly to denounce recent constitutional decrees and to condemn the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsy. On the other hand, clashes continued in the vicinity of Mohamed Mahmoud St. and Kasr Aliny St., between protesters and CSF.
Friday Nov 23rd, floods of Egyptians took the streets walked in marches from different places all over the country condemning the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsy yesterday. Among the protesters were Dr. Mohamed El Baradei, Mr. Hamdeen Sabahy and Mr. Amr Moussa who called for nation-wide protests after last night's declaration. Meanwhile clashes continued in the vicinity of Mohamed Mahmoud street between protesters and central security forces.
Wednesday Nov 21st, clashes continued for the third day in the vicinity of Mohamed Mahmoud st. between protesters and Central Security Forces. CSF advanced towards Tahrir sq. throwing a very large amount of tear gas at the protesters, injuring and arresting many of them.
Tuesday Nov 20th, clashes continued in the vicinity of Mohamed Mahmoud St. along with Kasr Al-Ainy St. between the Central Security Forces "CSF" and protesters.
Monday Nov 19th, thousands of protesters gathered in Mohamed Mahmoud St., Down Town - Cairo, commemorating the first anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud battle that took several lives a year ago.
Clashes erupted in the vicinity of Mohamed Mahmoud St. between the Central Security Forces "CSF" and protesters, when the protesters tried to tear down the concrete blocks that was built by the SCAF. A few minutes later both parties exchanged throwing rocks/ stones at one another. The "CSF" also used tear gas in an attempt to disperse the protesters.