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Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by Soloprotocol
No I don't think they were peaceful because they haven't been very peaceful since the start, although they'll claim they're peaceful right before they attack a police officer or a police station or block roads with make shift barricades.
There is nothing peaceful about the Muslim Brotherhood.
18:10 The Coptic Orthodox Church has condemned the continued attacks on churches and Christian properties on Wednesday.
Angry mobs attacked and torched tens of Christian properties including churches, monasteries, schools and shops, in a number of locations in Egypt including Alexandria, Suez, and a number of cities in Upper Egypt.
In a statement, the church called on the Egyptian armed forces to help the police in maintaining security.
17:40 The leftist group the Egyptian Popular Current, led by ex-presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi, holds the Muslim Brotherhood responsible for Wednesday’s violence on the grounds that the Islamist group has “chosen a standoff scenario with the state.”
“We reject the Brotherhood’s attempt to enlarge the circle of violence in Cairo and the governorates, as well as their targeting of churches and police stations,” said the group’s statement, released on Wednesday evening.
The Popular Current further called on the Egyptian people to support the police and the army in “confronting terrorism and upholding popular will.”
17:35 State television and private channel ONTV are showing pictures of a steady stream of supporters of Mohamed Morsi leaving the Rabaa sit-in with their hands in the air. State television reports that they have been offered a safe exit by the interior ministry.
17:10 In Sohag, two have been reported killed and eight injured, including three CSF conscripts, by live fire from pro-Morsi demonstrators in Thaqafa Square, according to Ahram Arabic.
Morsi supporters set ablaze several shops in the square’s vicinity and in front of the main Coptic Orthodox church. The fire has been successfully put out.
16:45 Scuffles are ongoing in Al-Haram Street in Giza, near Al-Nahda Square, as protesters move to set up a stage at Nasr Al-Din street in an effort to establish a sit-in. Police fired teargas to disperse the crowds. Ahram Arabic reports that police also prevented an attempt to break into the nearby Al-Talebeya police station.
16:20 The interior ministry announced it has arrested 543 people allegedly involved in clashes and riots in Cairo and several governorates nationwide.
In a statement the intefior ministry said that those arrested had "automatic weapons, birdshot and ammunition."
16:15 Supporters of Morsi set fire to a military building in Marsa Matrouh in western Egypt, reported Ahram Arabic news website. Clashes have been ongoing between supporters of Morsi and security forces since this morning.
15:55 Violence continues in governorates all over Egypt this afternoon.
In Sharqiya governorate, one person is confirmed dead and three injured during an attempt to storm the Abu-Kebir police station, a health official told Ahram Arabic website.
In Luxor, three were injured during clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi. Pro-Morsi supporters torched a hotel and several shops owned by Egyptian Christians.
In Beni Suef, Morsi supporters took over a police station in Al-Wasty district seizing weapons, reported Ahram Arabic website. Supporters of Morsi and security forces have been exchanging gunfire, leaving at least seven confirmed injured.
In Assiut, Morsi supporters torched a court building, throwing Molotov cocktails after they failed to storm the building, reported Ahram Arabic website.
A church was also set ablaze in the city of Assiut.
In Daqahliya governorate’s Mansoura, residents clashed with supporters of Morsi when attempting to build a wall to block the Al-Geish road, reported Ahram Arabic.
15:45 In the city of Tanta in Gharbiya governorate, locals formed a human shield around the Mar Girgis church to protect it after Morsi supporters attacked it with stones, reported Ahram Arabic.
Originally posted by Phoenix267
reply to post by haveblue
I wouldn't be surprised if the worse would come from this. Because the Islamist are now the underdogs and will serve as influence others throughout the world; including Muslims in the Middle East fighting against rivals and their governments, Like Syria.
Originally posted by haveblue
I don't understand how this isn't generating more interest on ATS. I checked out a few other threads on the subject and there are less than 10 flags on any of them.
This could possibly be a tipping point in the Middle East with the possibilties of violence spreading across boarders, civil war or revolt but no one seems to care. I dont get it.
Protestors push security vehicle off bridge
edit on 14-8-2013 by haveblue because: grammeredit on 14-8-2013 by haveblue because: (no reason given)
Now ATS are just confused because they like things all black and white and the reality and complexities of geo politics does not sit well with the narrative they are trying write.
Originally posted by Soloprotocol
One fact i have not completely overlooked is the fact USA/UK are giving the Egyptian Miltary 1.5 Billion dollars in Arms Deals.