…for the second time in the same country.
The Morsi presidency has officially been toppled, according to the heads of the Army, who have surrounded Morsi’s palace with barbed wire, effectively placing him under house arrest.
Arguably one of the largest gatherings in history, the millions crowding in Tahrir Square to protest on the anniversary of Morsi’s ascension to Egypt’s presidency — his toppling comes just over a year after his election.
So, what made this democratically elected President so toxic to the Egyptian people just over 50 weeks after he took power?
His apparent hunger for power started almost immediately, culminating with him decreeing his having unlimited power to “protect” the Egyptian nation, which resulted in the Courts protesting his obvious grabs for more and more political power. The national wounds of the Mubarak administration’s dictatorship still open and weeping, the people took to Tahrir Square once again to protest the figuratively hypersonic grab of power.
The Arab Spring is alive and well — the love of self-determination and Democracy in people in the age of information and social awareness won’t stop those who want it from getting it.
- Egypt Post Morsi: Next Phase of the Arab Spring (valuewalk.com)
- Egypt coup ditches Morsi (stuff.co.nz)
- Coup D’état : Egyptian Military Invades Cairo! (secretsofthefed.com)
Egypt military gives President Morsi 48 hours to reach agreement with opposition, or face political transition (cbsnews.com)
- The Next Phase of the Arab Spring | Stratfor (rave2.wordpress.com)
- Military ousts Morsy in Egypt coup (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Egypt’s army chief ousts Morsi (bigpondnews.com)
- Military seizes power in Egypt, suspends Constitution (tv.msnbc.com)
- Morsi Ousted As President (4umf.com)
- Tahrir Square has turned into a spectacular light show (dailydot.com)