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    Posted July 2, 2013 by
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    Protests in Egypt: Your experiences

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    Protest At Quba Palace

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Erica Charves is a freelance journalist and Fulbright Fellow based in Cairo, Egypt. She took these photos on July 2 in the Hadaiq AlQuba district. She says the chant is in reference to the belief that women should be silent. She says: 'Despite how Muslim or Arab women are portrayed in the media, Egyptian women are extremely aggressive when it comes to their rights and as all women, when it comes to their children and their children's future.'
    - jccarp, CNN iReport producer

    In the 3rd day of protests, after the army has given Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi a 48 hour ultimatum, some protestors have moved to Quba Palace, the second Presidential palace where they believe Morsi is now located. They are chanting, marching around the palace incited by Morsi's newest midnight speech saying he won't back down. Signs have been placed on the gates saying "The Palace is Closed until we find a New President" and "Game Over."
    A new chant joins the ranks of revolutionaries " قالو صوت المراء عوره وصوت المراء ثورة ثورة " translation " "They say women's voice is lustful, woman's voice is revolutionary!" and all the women cheer...
    Quba palace like Tahrir has a square where people collect, and a group of people is working to prevent harassment of women and stopping protestors from insulting soldiers stationed within the palace gates.

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