Live: Egypt protests in Tahrir Square as military deadline closes in (video, updates)

Massive protests in Egypt are coming to a head today, as a military deadline for Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi, to come to a resolution with protesters is set to expire. Morsi said in a speech last night that he would not back down to the threat of a military coup. Updates below.

What’s next: The Egyptian army is expected to issue a statement at 9:30 a.m. ET, shortly after its 48-hour deadline expires, reports AFP.

Note: As the video Times Standard cannot be embedded here, to see the Live coverage of Tahrir Square protests: CLICK HERE

Source: Times Standard

Nasserist-nationalist, anti-US slogans unexpectedly dominate anti-Morsi protests in Cairo

The protest rallies against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi staged across Egypt Sunday June 30, a year after he took power, offered two surprises. Rather than an outpouring of anti-Islamist rage, the tenor of the banners, placards and chants raised over Cairo’s Tahrir Square echoed the slogans of pan-Arab, nationalism, socialism and xenophobia, with which the charismatic Gemal Abdel Nasser caught the Arab world by storm half a century ago. The Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt, thrown up by the Arab Revolt, may face the challenge of a neo-Arab nationalistic uprising, a throwback to the Nasserist era.

There was also a strong strain of anti-American sentiment. Continue reading