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    Protests in Egypt: Your experiences

    Egypt on the brink of a new revolution

    On November 22nd, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued the new constitutional declaration that granted him powers that had never been possesed by any Egyptian president. The constitution, that Mohamed Morsi claims is the first step to democracy and freedom, gave him the authority to interfere with the judiciary!

    Furthermore, the newly elected president also authorised state institutions to refuse to implement court orders. This could easily cause chaos in the country instead of trying to work towards the goals Egyptians fought for in the 25th January revolution.

    Ever since this so called 'constitution' was announced, Egyptians from across the whole country have united together to demonstrate against this act of dictatorship. A feeling of collaboration and unity has once again flowed into the souls of Egyptians. We, Egyptians, feel that Morsi has issued this constitution to serve the interests of his beloved party (The freedom and Justice Party) and the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Consequently, on Tuesday 27th November, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians went to Tahrir square in protest to the constitutional declaration and Morsi's complete ignorance and refusal to listen to the public. And once again, Egypt shocked the world. It was absolutely amazing seeing all these people, regardless of their social standards, uniting together to start to finish off the revolution that had never ended... But the president did not listen and chose to repeat Mubarak's stupid actions and ignore the protestors.

    Then again, on Friday 30th of November, Egyptians took to the streets again warning Morsi that if he did not listen to the public, his fate would be the same as Mubarak. It became extremely clear that Egyptians weren't afraid to speak their mind when we began chanting "Down with the regime of the MB leader" since he was ordering Morsi with these actions of tyranny. Then ex presidential candidates Mohamed El Baradei and Hamdeen Sabahi joined the protestors in Tahrir square, urging the president to cancel or freeze the constitutional declaration. But once again, our words were ignored...

    After a meaningless interview with the Egyptian television, in which president Morsi urged Egyptians to "kiss, hug and love each other" regardless of the huge protests going on around Egypt against him, Egyptians went to the Presidential palace in Heliopolis in an attempt to warn Morsi that this was his last chance. It was truly inspirational to see men, women and children from every governorate and town in Egypt taking to the streets to protest for their rights and their freedom. The poor and the rich mingled with each other (something you rarely see in Egypt) with one goal: Democracy.

    The very next day, tragedy hit Egypt. After realizing that he had no control over the army nor the police, Morsi ordered the only people he did have control over to go and take over the area around the presidential palace. Thus, the Muslim Brotherhood who, like sheep, did exactly what their leader had told them to do and took to the streets destroying the tents protesters had set up, beating up any one contradicting president Morsi and then killing them. Immediately, large groups of protesters marched to the Presidential Palace and started fighting with the Muslim Brotherhood. One thing I'll never forget is the sound of a man and his friends crying out desperately for help in my street after being seriously injured. I do not know whether the man was a protester or was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but I do know that he was Egyptian but, I know it's Mohamed Morsi's fault for causing Egypt to be polarised into 2 groups. And I do know that this injured man crying for help is a result of Mohamed Morsi's actions. And I do know that Mohamed Morsi is responsible for the death of every Egyptian who died on that day!

    I hope that the message is very loud and clear to the people leading this glorious country right now and I hope that everyone outside Egypt realises the level of dictatoriship Morsi has risen to.


    Nassef Ghazi
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