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Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour signs 'anti-protest law'

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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:58 AM
Egyptians who went out on the street in their thousands to protest against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood are being rewarded by the interim President, with the introduction of an 'anti-protest law'.

Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, has enacted a new protest law that rights groups say will severely curtail freedom of assembly, and could prohibit the kinds of mass demonstrations that forced presidents Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi from power.

The oppression of Mubarek, the shift to Islamic rule of Morsi will no longer allowed to be protested against unless Egyptians are granted seven different permissions.

The law will force would-be protesters to seek seven separate permissions to take to the streets, and bans overnight sit-ins such as the Tahrir Square protests of early 2011. Activists will have to go to court to appeal against any rejected applications – a restriction lawyers argue will render legal demonstration almost impossible.

There appears to be a growing trend of anti-protest laws being introduced by a number of Governments in a number of countries, but I have found this one surprising given what has happened in Egypt over the last couple of years. No more sit ins, no more gatherings of the disillusioned people, no more anti Government marches.

The law also bans any unsanctioned gatherings – either in public or in private – of 10 or more people, and will give the police the final say on whether a protest can take place. As a result, the law is deemed just as restrictive as a similar protest bill debated and later discarded under Morsi, whose own authoritarian instincts contributed to his downfall. His version – which was written by the same official – would have made demonstrators seek five separate permissions, instead of seven, but outlined more draconian punishments.

It appears the Egyptian people have protested once too often for the liking of TPTB, now their right to do so has been severely restrained. Power to the people? Right on!!
edit on 25/11/13 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:09 AM
Coming soon to America.

Its disgusting how politicians anywhere get away with atrocities like this. People everywhere need to unite. Can't reform a goverment when their supported by other corrupted ones.

On the other hand positions of power attract evil people. Its a lose, lose situation.
edit on 25-11-2013 by Isittruee because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:15 AM
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It has already happened in the U.K and Spain, something big seems to be brewing. I guess we will have to wait and see if this is rolled out in other nations, but if it does, it's the perfect foil for keeping the people compliant.

posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 06:00 AM
didn't really surprise me , after all him and his gang who benefited from the previous protest and the sit in , and took over every thing with the amount of money that they got from different countries which was more than $15 billion which of course vanished in a black hole.

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