by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Supporters of the illegal coup have started attacking protesters in the two locations they have been staging their peaceful demonstrations. Press TV has a report with some video footage.
After making several announcements on Sunday, warning of a final police crackdown on the pro-Morsi protesters, it seems the illegal junta in Egypt decided there were just too many protesters in the streets on Monday so they let the protests continue without disruption.
“Amid apparent division over whether and how to break up two protest camps full of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt‘s leaders have not yet carried out what rights advocates fear will be a violent crackdown.” CS Monitor
“Supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi increased the pressure on Egypt’s interim leadership by defiantly flooding into two protest camps Monday, prompting police to postpone moving against the 6-week-old sit-ins because they feared a “massacre.” AP
As I wrote yesterday, al Sisi’s threats on Sunday prompted a massive turnout at the two protest sites, bringing Egyptians from all political factions out in the thousands to stand beside the protesters who have been camped out in those locations since the illegal coup took place on July 3, 2013.
Though this is a major victory for the pro-democracy protesters, it may be short-lived with al Sisi issuing new threats.
Also, ominous statements from a source close to the Egyptian military seem to suggest that merely wondering aloud about the condition and location of Morsi is treason.
Yesterday’s victory by the protesters may be very short lived.
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