Egypt Marks Anniversary of Protests With ... Protests
Protesters accuse Morsi of subverting democracy
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2013 8:37 AM CST
Skirmishes break out between protesters and security forces, unseen, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, this morning.   (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

(Newser) – Two years after protests began in Cairo that would lead to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, protesters are once again gathering in Tahrir Square, reports the AP. Led by liberals and secularists, the protesters are now demonstrating against President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, which they accuse of threatening Egypt's young democracy. Hundreds of thousands are expected to march in protests across Egypt today.

Police and protesters clashed yesterday and early this morning in Cairo, with demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and firecrackers and police responding with tear gas, reports Reuters. Egyptian officials said 25 people had been hurt since fighting flared yesterday. The Muslim Brotherhood says it will not stage counterprotests in order to avoid increasing the unrest.

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HANKHILL
Jan 26, 2013 2:05 PM CST
good old caliph barak hussein obama just sent prez momo our best jet fighter planes and a bunch of our best tanks! what does this tell you? the best friend the muslim brotherhood (please look them up) could ever have! way to go caliph barak hussein obama a real hero to the whole arab world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cliffofidaho
Jan 25, 2013 5:55 PM CST
muslims fighting muslims, there's a shock. I'm sure they will scream for help from the US and we will actually think that somebody wants democracy. Just like Iraq, some of the populace MAY want it, but not willing to fight for it once the US comes to save the day......next.
AlexanderArgentina
Jan 25, 2013 2:38 PM CST
The Army Continues Operations against Terrorists A unit of the Armed Forces Thursday night repelled a group of terrorists who tried to attack the inhabitants of the villages of al-Shaghr, al-Ya'qoubiyeh and Freikeh in the countryside of Jisr al-Shughour in Idleb. An official source told SANA reporter that the army unit inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists, killing many of them and injuring others. The source added that the operation resulted in the destruction of a number of vehicles and equipment used by the terrorists. Terrorists and Their Equipment Targeted in Aleppo Meanwhile, an army unit eliminated a number of terrorists in al-Sheikh Saeed area in Aleppo city. The army members destroyed the terrorists' vehicles and equipment. Jaafari calls on those claiming care to resolve the crisis in Syria via a peaceful solution and to interact positively with the political programJaafari said 'Accordingly, I will not respond to false allegations put forward by some delegations against my Syria during this meeting. We have been warning them for years and we have a lot to say to refute allegations reported by delegations of countries who provide no effort to the escalating Syrian crisis as they instead through supporting and harboring terrorists are spreading extremism and sabotage in Syria in order to thwart any peaceful solution to this crisis and specifically we singled out in this area Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. "Jaafari related to the UN delegates how the Syrian government recently launched a comprehensive political resolution to the crisis in Syria through a dialogue between Syrians themselves and explained how that program was circulated under document 9/2013 / S, while adding 'In parallel we call on all those to support its implementation, rather than incite a rejection of this political solution and thereafter lamenting a false lack of progress in the endeavor to solve the crisis peacefully.'Syria's permanent UN representative concluded by saying, 'How we hope the first statement of the United States colleague Commissioner in the Security Council after the start of the second term of President Obama, as well as delegates France and Britain will be balanced and relevant to reality Syrians face on the ground and consistent with the obligations of States Under the provisions of the Charter and the principles of international law and the Geneva statement outlined by Lakhdar Brahimi instead of pitting the Syrian opposition against her homeland and the interests of its people.'