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Michael, Maggie, Sarah El Deeb, Hamza Hendawi.  “Crowds March in Egypt, Pushing for Morsi Removal.”  AP / ABC News, June 30, 2013.

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The government is reacting in a way very similar to how the despised Mubarak regime did – by censoring the media.

Today, five satellite channels are being threatened by an Egyptian communications commission with closure when they refused to attend a meeting about how they are supposed to cover the protests according to a “code of honor.”

Elder of Ziyon Blog.  “Egypt steps up censorship before today’s anti-Morsi rallies (updates, live video feed), June 30, 2013.

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Tahrir Sq live is back: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tahrir-sq-live

Post Renewed: June 30, 2013 at 9:32 a.m.

I changed my mind.

Sourced from Anderson, Janne Louise, “Egypt’s Musicians: Revolutionaries or Opportunists?”  Al Monitor, June 26, 2013.

I may reinvigorate the single post log with this note.  (So done).

Related Older News

Weekly Retort.  “Egyptian Rebels?  Don’t Hold Your Breath.”  May 27, 2013.

Note: There’s another reference section toward the bottom of this post.

Post Started: June 29, 2013 at 8:20 p.m. / Post Ended: June 30, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.

Now that I can watch events live, follow look-sees and sentiments on Twitter, and chit-chat on Facebook, I’m ready to let go of the logging of the news of the news.

***** (Earlier)

I may add on to this page in reverse chronological order for a while.

Stay tuned.

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Another live Big Media blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2013/06/30/live-egypt-protests/

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Another live streaming location:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tahrir-sq-live

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“The longest day,” headlined government newspaper Al-Gomhuriya above pictures of two rival camps in Cairo. One was of Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Mursi, the other of protesters in Tahrir Square who said they wanted him out by day’s end or they would sit there until he goes, like Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Fayed, Shaimaa and Asma Aisharif.  “Egypt braces for storm of protest.”  Reuters, June 30, 2013.

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6:30a Al-Masry Al-Youm is reporting that an explosion has gone off in an apartment in Bassatine, in old city Cairo, where homemade explosives were being made.

5:58a This El Watan news report (Arabic) says that authorities have recovered 142 grenades and 440 rockets from apartments near Tahrir Square.

Poole, Patrick.  “Live blogging anti-Morsi Tamarod protests in Egypt.”  Pajamas Media, from June 29, 2013.

It’s nice seeing someone else bashing away at this outrageous online news feed.

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The streets are eerily empty in Cairo. It’s the first day of the working week in Egypt, which would usually mean traffic jams aplenty. But today there are barely any cars – perhaps a symptom both of the protests, and the fuel shortage that has seen Egyptians queue for hours for petrol in recent days. Many of those cars still on the road are draped in Egyptian tricolors.

Patrick Kingsley quoted by Peter Walker, “Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi faces mass protests: live updates.”  The Guardian, June 30, 2013.

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RT LIVE “On Air”  “Opposition Rally in Egypt”.  Or is it a loop?

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Mursi’s critics see him as a cunning Brotherhood apparatchik who is seeking to extend sharia (Islamic law) and return to an authoritarian regime rather than put Egypt on the path to democracy and economic progress.

On his frequent visits abroad, Mursi seeks to integrate Egypt with leading emerging nations such as China and Brazil, while maintaining ties with the West and specifically the United States, reassuring them he will uphold a 1979 peace agreement with Israel.

AP.  “Mursi: Egypt’s divisive Islamist president.”  Al Aribya, June 30, 2013.

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Tweeted by Miram Amir: “A legitimate president wouldn’t leave his supporters to rally & threaten his opponents. Nor be silent about them being armed.”

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” . . . just three pieces of bread a day.”  From RT:

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AP.  “Egyptians gather at Tahrir Square at start of massive protests demanding president’s ouster.”  The Washington Post, June 30, 2013.

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In pictures: Egypt protests.  BBC slideshow.

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“The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, vowed there would be no second revolution in Egypt as thousands planned to gather outside his presidential palace calling for his removal after only a year in power.”

Hearst, David and Patrick Kingsley.  “Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi remains defiant as fears of civil war grow.”  The Guardian, June 30, 2013.

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Viewed at 130629-2332 — I’m going to miss a few hours here but credit BBC with having together the morning’s prelude (it’s about 5:30 a.m. in Cairo).

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Reuters.  “Egypt braces for protests.”  Video, June 29, 2013.

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Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — It is the middle of the night of Egypt — time not to sleep, but to hit the streets and rally, whether out of pride or defiance.

Sayah, Reza, Ben Brumfield, and Greg Botelho.  “Egypt on edge as dug-in foes, supporters of president rally nationwide.”  CNN, June 29, 2013.

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Turning to the streets in such a way and calling for a rebellion against the legitimately elected government is the antithesis of democracy. The rallies we are witnessing in Egypt these days aim to destroy – not coexist.

Friday’s demonstrations gave the impression that the country is in a state of civil war between citizens who possess the same cultural identity.

Atwan, Abdel Bari.  “The Tragic Sabotage of the Egyptian Revolution.”  Blog by the “Editor in Chief of Alquds Alarabi Newspaper.”  June 29, 2013.

Older Reference

AFP.  “Egypt MPs quit parliament in support of anti-Morsi movement.”  Global Post, June 29, 2013.

BBC.  “Egypt’s challenge: The economy.”  May 7, 2013:

Since the 2011 revolution the Egyptian economy has gone from bad to worse. Unemployment is up, so is the budget deficit, job creation is virtually non-existent and the Egyptian pound has lost much of its value. And matters are made even worse by the general lack of security in the country. As part of her series of reports looking at the challenges facing Egypt today Shaimaa Khalil focuses on the Egyptian economy.

BBC.  Egypt protest: Crowds gather for big anti-Morsi rally.”  June 29, 2013.

BBC.  “Egypt voices: Morsi one year on.”  June 28, 2013.

Hedgpeth, Dana.  “Md. student slain in Egypt was trying to make the world a better place,’ friends say.”  The Washington Post, June 29, 2013:

Active in a Jewish student group at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he would have been junior in the fall, Pochter traveled to Egypt this summer on an internship to teach English to Egyptian 7- and 8-year-olds. He also hoped to improve his Arabic. He planned to spend the spring in Jordan, according to a family statement and a close friend.

Related from JewishNewsOne (posted to YouTube June 29, 2013):

Kingsly, Patrick.  “Egypt’s army to step in if anti-Morsi rallies become violent.”  The Guardian, June 23, 2013.

Middle East Institute.  “Tamarod: The Organization of a Rebellion.”  Posted to YouTube June 26, 2013:

The Telegraph.  “Muslim Brotherhood HQ torched in Egypt clashes.”  June 29, 2013.