Cairo Is On The Brink Of Chaos [PHOTOS]…(Coming To a City Near You!!)
WAFAA BADRY AND ROBERT JOHNSON
July 3, 2013
Tuesday July 2 in Cairo, Egypt was fraught with the frustration and grinding weariness Egyptians have all but grown accustomed to in the 12 months of Muslim Brotherhood rule, but yesterday was different.
Throughout the day and into the night protesters at Tahrir Square gathered to chant, pray, and call for the resignation of President Morsi. Cairo reporter Wafaa Badry tells Business Insider that thousands of protesters remained in the square throughout the night, quieting for only a few hours in the early morning before picking up their chants to greet the rising sun.
It’s been just over a year since public elections here placed the Brotherhood’s Morsi into office and set the country into a year long economic decline. Coupled with growing lawlessness and political corruption all too similar to that of the former Mubarak regime, the people here have simply had enough.
The scene wasn’t so placid at Nahda Square where Badry says police allegedly fired on peaceful demonstrators showing their support of the president with machine guns and automatic weapons. This divide between the police and the administration is another irreparable fissure in Morsi’s tenure and coupled with the military’s ultimatum, more violence today is all but certain. Badry believes that unless both sides show restraint there is a very real threat the country could slide into an all-out civil war.