Egypt: Thousands Protest President Morsi’s Decree

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Is it more of the same in Egypt? Thousands of Egyptian protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in late November, kicking off several days of protests against a new constitutional decree by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, giving him sweeping powers. The president and his backers in the Muslim Brotherhood insist the new measures are only in place to safeguard the process of drafting the country’s new constitution from potential meddling by the judiciary, which is seen as being at odds with Morsi and the Islamists who now dominate Egypt’s Constituent Assembly. The protesters, though, fear the authoritarianism of old creeping back into post-revolution Egypt.

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roua1955
roua1955

الرئيس مرسى انسان فاضل ومحترم بس للأسف المصريين تعودوا على حكم الفرعون الاله وعلى حكم العسكر وعمرهم ماهينصلح حالهم الا اذا صلحوا من نفسهم اولا ان الله لايغير مابقوم حتى يغيروا مابأتفسهم بالاضافة الى ان هناك الكثير من اعوان النظام السابق الفاسد لهم الكثير من المصالح ولا يرضون التغيير لأن ذلك سوف يضر بمصالحهم فى مصر لأنهم تعودوا على السرقة والنهب فى خيرات البلد على حساب مصلحة الفقراء فى مصر ياريت الناس ماتصدقش كلامهم لأنهم ناس نصابة ومزورة للحقائق 

habashi
habashi

morsi killing the egyptian , he also a layer

MuhammadEhtisham
MuhammadEhtisham

These are not protesters but miscreants. I think they should allow the poor guy what he want to do. They have already suffered from dictatorship for 30+ years, so why can't they wait and see for another year. From what he says in his interview with time, I think the guy will change the country.

Love from Pakistan

SobheAlfarah
SobheAlfarah

الذين يكذبون حيال رئيس منتخب اتت به الصناديق ..لماذا لا تشعرون بالحياء ..بعضا من احترامنا لا نفسنا ...اليست تلك هي الديمقراطية التي ..صدعتمونا بها

ObaZef
ObaZef

غالبية المؤيدين لمحمد مرسى من جماعه جهاديه وهابيه تحتيه ساقطه أسمها (جماعه الأخوان المسلمون) تعمل بغرض فرض الجهاد على دول العالم - حتى يؤمنوا بمبادئهم   وهو الوصول بان يكون العالم أمه  واحده تخضع لأغراضهم وتحت سيطرتهم

Most supporters of Mohamed Morsy of jihadi group Wahhabism infrastructure lobbed her name (the Muslim Brotherhood), which works for the purpose of imposing jihad on the world - even believe in its principles, a destination that will be the world one nation (  OMAH )  are subject to their own purposes and under their control

الاسيوطى
الاسيوطى

Millions of Egyptians against protests in Tahrir Square and supports President Mohamed Morsy

الشعب المصرى مع نصير الفقراء وتؤيد د/ محمد مرسى

الاسيوطى
الاسيوطى

المعارضين بميدان التحرير هم الاف من ملايين المصريين وهم لا يمثلون الا انفسهم -- ولهم قادة من المنتفعين والراسبين فى الانتخابات الرئاسية السابقة -- المعارضين بميدان التحرير من المنتفعين من فساد مبارك وتقودهم احزاب موالية الطاغية الراحل --- معظم شعب مصر مع سيادة الرئيس محمد مرسى

الاسيوطى
الاسيوطى

protests in Tahrir Square are thousands of millions of Egyptians and they do not represent only themselves - and their leaders of users and repeaters in the previous presidential election - opponents in Tahrir Square from the beneficiaries of corruption Mubarak and led by parties loyal to the late tyrant --- Most of the people of Egypt with the rule of President Mohamed Morsy

ابويحيىحسامالاسطى
ابويحيىحسامالاسطى

هؤلاء يتبعوان نظام فاسد  والدليل استطلاعات الراىء تؤيد المرسى اما هؤلاء لانعرفهم 

FawziMalak
FawziMalak

انا  لا اوافق  على الاعلان الدستورى  الاخير اللزى اصدرة الرئيس مرسى 

SherineMishriki
SherineMishriki

I was in Tahrir on Nov 22 (the day following the infamous decree) as well as on Tuesday November 27 when tens, if not hundreds of thousands of other peaceful demonstrators headed to Tahrir Square.  There was a sense of peace and unity and determination.  Your pictures reflect NOTHING of that.  They are spectacular, but they only cover the street fights where rioters (I make a distinction from the protesters) play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the security forces.  This is NOT what Tahrir is about.  Twenty seven TIME pictures and not one covering the real protest and the massive marches heading towards Tahrir.  Very skewed and irresponsible reporting.

a4amir
a4amir

what a title Thousands of protesters.....................

Where are these thousands.....?

Shame on you bloody hypo crate media

DiaaYousef
DiaaYousef

Morsi  NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO     Go

cairo
cairo

1000's protests,where does it show in the picture (even if it's the case)? From the comments below the Christians would make you believe that Christians in Egypt have a hard time yet they have large churches and display their crosses prominently on their necks, cars adn businesses and their are plenty missionaries active around the coutry. This is why Christians have a bad reputation as sneaky liers. Just because of the name Muslims Brotherhood and Islam there is negative comments, they did not critisize when the army took all the powers when Morsi came into power. From the prophet's time to the Islamic caliphate Christians and Jews were given religoius freedom including to have their own law courts but in Christian lands secular law is imposed on everyone including usury/interst, fornication/divorce and even hijab and nikab is banned in France largest Muslims community in western Europe discriminating Muslim women in education and work and forcing people to disobey God. In 800 years of Muslim rule in Spain Chrisitans and Jews were given religoius freedom and when Christians took over in Spanish Inquistiion Jews and Muslims were given the choice to be expelled or convert then changed to convert or die. Chrisitan missionaries in Africa have made a mess of the coutry and converting millions with a choice of food for conversion  (with billions of stolen money in Catholic Vatican too. Myself not Egyption but can see what the past leaders have done with very young children working and on the street. But all these sneanky satans interested in is not justice and fairness but propaganda,lies and prejudice - this is why they have a history of anihilating people of 3 continents, colonies, aparteit states, Nazi etc. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53018-2002Sep22.html Islam Attracting Many Survivors of Rwanda Genocide

MarianGamal
MarianGamal

Out of around 50 million who should have voted , only 25 million voted and he only took 50 % out of those. Those who didn't vote, lot of them believed that Morsy won't win otherwise they would have gone to vote and all of us are paying for this right now. Lot of those who voted for him are regreting this as well in only 4 or 5 month. All these should tell something very serious is happening.

I have went through the 24 pictures of the protestors and none of them is showing the Tahrir square or the real protestor ( over a million by the way) that stood there for the whole night or for the huge demonstration that walked from the diffrent squres in cairo till they reached the Tahrir square.

May be you have to forget that Obama and Helary have supported him if you want to searh for the whole truth.

ErenyVictorS
ErenyVictorS

May be he succeeds in 1 matter : plus the gloom & grief for us

SemAlmo
SemAlmo

Morsi is a huge idiot! He knows nothing about politics, better yet run a whole country. He is against all human rights and freedom of other religions opposing islam. He must go!

khaledayad
khaledayad

5 Million Egyptians protesting against those fascists called "Muslim Brotherhood", and despite all this, You want to select this dictator as the "Man of the Year". It's really amazing to see who is encouraging those islamists and fanatics to govern the arab world!Instead of gambling on those terrorists, gamble on the Egyptian people.

egyptian2012
egyptian2012

thousands of thousands actually no but millions here is pictures and look like you get your new from el jazeraa  , hahaha

GoomahLawyer
GoomahLawyer

قوي المعارضه المصريه بالتعاون مع رجال مبارك لا يؤمنون بالديمقراطيه وقواعدها - التي لابد ان نلتزم بها جميعا حتي يتحقق صالح هذا الوطن

GoomahLawyer
GoomahLawyer

Egyptian opposition in cooperation with Mubarak men do not believe in democracy and its rules - which must abide by them all in order to achieve the benefit of this nation

GoomahLawyer
GoomahLawyer

الرئيس مرسي رئيس منتخب بطريقه شرعيه ونزيهه ولابد ان يحترمه الجميع بما فيهم اوباما وذلك إحتراما لإرادة الشعب المصري الذي إختاره رئيسا له - علاوه على انه عالم قدير وعقليه مثقفه

GoomahLawyer
GoomahLawyer

lignumovitae               President Morsy elected president a legitimate and fair manner and must be respected by everyone, including Obama, in respect of the will of the Egyptian people chosen as its president - as well as a world of things and erudite mentality

GoomahLawyer
GoomahLawyer

قوي المعارضه بالتعاون مع رجال مبارك تبحث عن تعجيز الرئيس مرسي المنتخب - في إنتخابات حره ونزيهه - عن اداء مهامه الدستوريه للتخلص من الفساد وتحقيق العداله الاجتماعيه للشعب المصري

UsamaN.Helmy
UsamaN.Helmy

@الاسيوطى don't know how can u say millions!! maybe u didn't see the person of the year results for ur Morsy! u are jokesخروف ابن نعجة

YahyaHossam
YahyaHossam

بدليل استطلاع رأي التايمز الامريكية ... ولا حتقولوا  ...  مــزور كعادتكم


SobheAlfarah
SobheAlfarah

Morsi yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss @DiaaYousef 

الاسيوطى
الاسيوطى

Not to the party leaders, who were appointed by Mubarak not to Raspin preside elections - not for those who want Egypt to back - not for Mogeorin - not for users - not to Mubarak tails

SherineMishriki
SherineMishriki

@cairo What do we care about the history of the Middle Ages?  This is about Egypt now.  Its about a revolution that toppled a dictator to now see him replaced by another.  Don't drag the Christians and your hatred of them into this, especially if you know nothing about It.  Stick to Rwanda if that's what you know.

BeshoyRI
BeshoyRI

Nice Try !

IslamExposed in the whole world, So Stop & Do not try to beautify your dirty image...

ShantalMohamed
ShantalMohamed

@khaledayad they  did the same thing with sadam hussien before they kill him 

sadam=Muslim Brotherhood=greedy people with no heart  ALL WHAT THEY WANT IS TO BE PRESIDENTS but they dont have any good plans for the future but to hate  or even kill any one who will disagree with them 

PlumbLine
PlumbLine

@SamirAlnaggar ......There used to be a TV show on when I was a teenager called " To tell the Truth " ......they would have 3 people on stage answering questions by the panel of judges, as to who the real person was that was stated at the beginning. I suppose if there were 3 gods on the show, and we had to find which one was the real and only true God, it would interesting. I do know that with God all things are possible, so I would pick the God who became a man and walked the earth among us, so we could really know Him. And of course then He gave Himself a ransom for us. He was the strongest, but the most Humble. He is so unlike the many gods of this world that are presented to us by men. Worth considering. Will it be number 1,2, or 3.........Revelation 1:18....I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.............

ObaZef
ObaZef

@GoomahLawyer غالبية المؤيدين لمحمد مرسى من جماعه جهاديه وهابيه تحتيه ساقطه أسمها (جماعه الأخوان المسلمون) تعمل بغرض فرض الجهاد على دول العالم - حتى يؤمنوا بمبادئهم   وهو الوصول بان يكون العالم أمه  واحده تخضع لأغراضهم وتحت سيطرتهم Most supporters of Mohamed Morsy of jihadi group Wahhabism infrastructure lobbed her name (the Muslim Brotherhood), which works for the purpose of imposing jihad on the world - even believe in its principles, a destination that will be the world one nation (  OMAH )  are subject to their own purposes and under their control

nabilelshami
nabilelshami

لا توجد شرعية حقيقية لمرسي فالكل يعلم أن هذه الانتخابات لم تكن نزيهة وموضوع المطابع الأميرية التي أوقف التحقيق فيها كانت كافية لإلغاء هذه الانتخابات بالإضافة إلى أسلوب الأخوان الحقير في منع الأقباط وترويعهم لمنعهم من الإدلاء بأصواتهم علاوة على حشد الناس للترهيب والتخويف والوعيد إذا فاس المرشح الآخر وتقولون بعد ذلك أن الانتخابات كانت نزيهة؟

HishamFarid
HishamFarid

@SamirAlnaggar الغربان الذين يحكمون مصر سيدمرونها  لانهم معدومي الكفاءه و كاذبون ويعملون لصالح جماعه الغربان و ليس لصالح مصر