Конфронтация в Египте

ЛОНДОН – На фоне массовых антиправительственных протестов, прокатившихся по всему Египту 30 июня (в годовщину избрания жителями Египта своего первого в истории гражданского президента), разнообразное и децентрализованное движение пошатнуло власть президента Мохаммеда Мурси наиболее сильно за все время. Сотни тысяч людей были мобилизованы для уличных протестов: многие штурмовали и поджигали каирскую штаб-квартиру правящей партии «Братья-мусульмане».

В конце концов, президенту был предъявлен ультиматум. Первое «революционное» заявление нового народного египетского движения «Тамарод»(«Восстание») гласит, что Мурси должен уйти в отставку в течение двух дней, или начнется марш на президентский дворец. «От лица 22 миллионов граждан мы заявляем, что Мухаммед Мурси больше не является легитимным президентом Египта». Затем протестующие обратились к «институтам государства, армии, полиции и судебной власти с призывом поддержать народную волю».

Армия сделала заявление, предъявив Мурси свой собственный ультиматум: удовлетворить требования протестующих, или кризис будет решен военным путем. В конце дня офис Мурси заявил, что с ним не проводились консультации до появления заявления армии, и десятки тысяч сторонников президента выступили с демонстрациями в полночь одновременно в нескольких городах.

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