Thursday, December 6, 2012

Egypt civil conflict worsens as Islamists murder several

The Egyptian Revolution has clearly entered a new phase as the civil strife spreads through the streets pitting the relatively dominant Islamist party Muslim Brotherhood, now blessed by Hilary Clinton and Israel (and therefore with the key support of the Military), against more liberal or socialist inclined citizens, including many dissidents within the Islamist bloc, wider than just the Saudi-supported Brotherhood. 

Critically tonight at least four people have been killed in the clashes, three of them opposition activists murdered by islamo-fascist squads in Cairo, and another one a Brotherhood militant dead in unknown circumstances.

The escalation began as Islamist militants attacked the sit in protest before the Presidential Palace yesterday and also journalists and bloggers trying to report on the assault chasing them and destroying their cameras (typical fascist). This is maybe the only surviving footage (not too revealing):

As the four murders were known, in the afternoon, clashes erupted and tonight it has been strife and chaos all around Egypt, notably in Cairo, where both factions fought against each other with all weapons at hand (Molotov cocktails, birdshot guns, rocks, etc.) The clashes were used by the government as pretext to unleash riot police.

The known dead are: Mohamed Essam and Karam Gergis and an unnamed woman, all them opposition activists. Also an unnamed member of the Brotherhood has been reported dead in unclear circumstances. 

Main source: Uruknet (link 1, link 2). 

First person accounts

Jaddaliya has some interesting first person accounts of the fascist assault:

The recent clashes at the Itihadiyya presidential palace leave little room for confusion. A day prior to these events, people took to the streets in Egypt’s largest cities to denounce the manner in which the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled presidency has been running the country. On Wednesday 5 December, everything changed. The Muslim Brotherhood reacted by calling on supporters of President Mohamed Morsi to march to the Itihadiyya palace, where an anti-Morsi sit-in was ongoing. Morsi’s supporters forced protesters out and destroyed their tents. A little past mid-afternoon all the demonstrators were kicked out and replaced by Morsi’s supporters.

In response, anti-Morsi protesters began moving back to the palace area in order to reestablish their sit-in. They started gathering in small numbers at the corner of al-Khalifa al-Ma’moun and El-Merghany Streets. On El-Merghany and stationed around the palace were Morsi’s supporters. Chants were exchanged between the two groups as they faced-off with no barriers separating them. Around 7:00 pm the first clashes took place. As anti-Morsi protesters marched in an attempt to retake the space wherein the sit-in had been forced out earlier, they chanted loudly, “the people want to bring down the regime.” This is when the first clashes began. The protesters that were charging ahead of me turned around and started stampeding a great distance to the back.

The retreat was unusual. In other protests people would run for a few seconds and then stop. This retreat covered far more distance. The usual calls of “ithbat” (Arabic for “stay put”), which are often yelled when protests experience attacks, did not seem to work. As I recovered from the run, I realized that the Muslim Brotherhood’s supporters were very close. I saw a young protester shaking his head and telling me, “they are using shotguns.” Then it registered that the big bangs I had been hearing were gunshots.

... continue reading at Jaddaliya

Another more generic narration can be found here.

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