Thousands of Islamists flowed into Cairo’s Tahrir Square to hear Egypt’s president-elect make his first public speech since declaring victory in a clear bid to rally popular support as he faces a struggle for power with the country’s ruling generals. Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood is the
Egyptian protesters have occupied Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the first time in months as they press for the release of the country’s presidential election results.
The Egyptian chapter of the “Arab Spring” ended not as it was scripted by the revolutionaries of Tahrir Square. They deposed a military dictator, secured the first free presidential race in their history, and then may have lost it to a die-hard Islamist president.
Thousands gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today, and at almost 3 a.m. were still chanting that the revolution is back and the military government needs to go, creating speculation that the Arab Spring has returned.
Egypt’s interim military rulers battled a reinvigorated protest movement calling for its ouster Sunday, as thousands of demonstrators forced troops to retreat from Tahrir Square for a second night in a row.
Egyptian soldiers armed with clubs and rifles have stormed Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a pre-dawn raid that reportedly killed at least two people, reigniting the simmering tensions in the country.