Egypt’s Second Revolution

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.

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.

More from EANews’ live blog here

The Guardian: Mohamed Morsi supporters and opponents clash in Cairo 

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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