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Egypt still not better

Al Jazeera reports that protesters in Egypt headed back to Tahrir square to remind the military that things haven’t changed much.  Notably, the Muslim Brotherhood elected not to participate, and to also denounce the call of protesters that the constitution be rewritten before the election.  Also interesting was the army’s decision to stay away from the protests:

“It has triggered an alarm bells with some others protesters, as military was giving green light for people to potentially disrupt the peaceful protests. There were others who felt it was a good step on the military to avoid any friction between the military and protesters as there has been some tension as of late,” Mohyeldin said.

Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize winner and a reform leader, said that he was “seriously concerned about the absence of security forces”.

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One Response

  1. […] This is a big concern for the future of the Egyptian economy.  The lack of economic opportunities was a direct result of the stifling of trade under the government of the recent deposed Hosni Mubarak, with economic deprivation seen as a key factor underlying the protest movement. Egyptians want jobs; to disrupt companies and trade is against the spirit of the revolution.  This is why many Egyptians have taken back to the streets. […]

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