The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “RALLIES mark anniversary of Egypt uprising” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/01/201312571638570662.html).
“one of the protesters, only identified as Rasha, told the AFP news agency”, “The smoke is black, there is a lot of (tear) GAS. There are people ON THE GROUND BECAUSE THEY CAN’T BREATHE“. This is BRUTAL.
“Al Jazeera‘s Mike Hanna, reporting from the Egyptian capital (Cairo), said that demonstrators there are “attempting to get through to the Ministry of the Interior, which has been barricaded off. Our correspondent said the people protesting in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said (MONA ELTAHAWY‘s hometown) and Suez are still angry” (and) “they are NOT convinced that their government IS ACTING IN THEIR INTERESTS“, which is what governments should do because government officials should be PUBLIC SERVANTS.
“Calls for mass street protests against Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, from which he hails, have been led by the secular-leaning opposition”.
“Protesters have been urged to use the same slogan used during the uprising in 2011: “Bread, FREEDOM (and) SOCIAL JUSTICE“, with THE LAST TWO more specifically THE LAST ONE being the most critical because without “freedom (and) social justice”, LIFE WOULD BE MEANINGLESS.
“Mohamed El Baradei, an opposition leader and former head of the UN’s atomic agency, wrote on his Twitter account: “Go out into the squares to FINALLY (?) achieve the objectives of the revolution”. WILL THEY “achieve” these “objectives?”
“Demonstrators are also expected to gather at the presidential palace, where anti-Morsi rallies last December (2012) DESCENDED INTO DEADLY CLASHES with Islamist supporters”. The Islamist manifesto is EXTREME, especially when they FORCE women to wear veils which would be another example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Also WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH “deadly clashes” TO LAST A LIFETIME.
.”Earlier on Thursday (January 24, 2013), TENSIONS RAN HIGH as police CLASHED WITH protesters who tried to dismantle a wall of concrete blocks”. Again, THERE IS PLENTY OF “tension” around and “clashes” are VIOLENT.
“The Muslim Brotherhood has not officially called for its own rallies, choosing to mark the anniversary by launching a charitable and social initiative dubbed “TOGETHER (?), we will build Egypt”. The question is: WHO WANTS TO WORK WITH THEM?
Finally, “In a speech on Thursday (January 24 2013), Morsi urged the public to mark the anniversary in a “PEACEFUL (?) and CIVILIZED (?) way”. The problem is: MORSY HIMSELF DOESN’T DO THIS. Many of Morsy’s supporters are VIOLENT THUGS, just like many of MUBARAK’s supporters. Politicians must PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH.
So, TWO YEARS after Mubarak was toppled, unfortunately, not much, IF ANYTHING, has changed for the better.