Michael, Maggie, Sarah El Deeb, Hamza Hendawi. “Crowds March in Egypt, Pushing for Morsi Removal.” AP / ABC News, June 30, 2013.
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.”
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.
I may reinvigorate the single post log with this note. (So done).
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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.
I may add on to this page in reverse chronological order for a while.
Another live Big Media blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2013/06/30/live-egypt-protests/
Another live streaming location:
“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.
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.
It’s nice seeing someone else bashing away at this outrageous online news feed.
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.
RT LIVE “On Air” “Opposition Rally in Egypt”. Or is it a loop?
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.
Tweeted by Miram Amir: “A legitimate president wouldn’t leave his supporters to rally & threaten his opponents. Nor be silent about them being armed.”
” . . . just three pieces of bread a day.” From RT:
“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.”
Viewed at 130630-0452EDT
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).
Viewed at 130629-2302
Read at 130629-2237
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.
Read at 130629-2020H-EDT
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.
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.
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):