“look to Egypt”. Well that’s exactly what the world is doing right now. And I reckon we are witnessing what must be the biggest protest in our world’s history. (Plus there’s Brazil, Chile, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Hong Kong (see separate post below) – and these are only the ones we know about…)
On Sunday, and again on Monday night, an estimated 33 million Egyptians (according to CNN) took to the streets of their cities to protest against their leader as the Egyptian Army issued President Morsi with a 48-hour ultimatum to quit – or be removed from office.
Sadly, things have also become violent with Australian media reporting that a young Dutch journalist was raped in Tahrir Square today, suffering horrific injuries; many other women have been assaulted; and at least five people have died in the skirmishes around the country.
I’m going to take the unusual step of running some pictures prior to two updated articles from sage and myself, as they truly convey the size of this latest uprising and also show what’s going on inside these massive, history-making, awakened crowds.