If you’ve been following Adrena’s excellent Middle East news threads, you already know that Egyptian president Morsi was under considerable political fire for decrees that seemed to be trying to turn his rule into a new Mubarak-style dictatorship. Well, today Egypt caught fire.
Tahrir Square is full. The presidential palace is under siege. Anti-Morsi demonstrations are taking place in almost every province. #Egypt
— Hossam عمو حسام (@3arabawy) December 4, 2012
According to observers on my own Twitter feed, Tahir Square is a scene of confrontation between the Morsi-supporting Muslim Brotherhood and police on one side and more liberal protesters from opposition groups on the other. Molotovs are being thrown by both sides and one woman has been killed.
Riot police facing two different directions on Khalifa Maamun St as anti Morsi protesters advance from diff directions. Its chaos.
— Evan Hill (@evanchill) December 5, 2012
With each side becoming increasingly polarised I can’t see how this can end.With more bloodshed no one will back down. #Egypt
— Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) December 5, 2012
The Guardian: Mohamed Morsi supporters and opponents clash in Cairo