Egypt Protesters: Morsi Is Out Tomorrow
Demonstration death toll rises
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 1, 2013 4:48 AM CDT
Updated Jul 1, 2013 5:53 AM CDT
Graffiti depicting Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi covers an outer wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 1, 2013. Hundreds of thousands thronged the streets of Cairo...   (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

(Newser) – Egypt's renewed protests have escalated, with eight people now reported dead as crowds stormed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. Windows have been smashed and some demonstrators threw gasoline bombs, the AP reports, taking furniture and documents away with them. Countrywide, protesters are in the millions, with tens of thousands in Tahrir Square, the BBC reports; the numbers are reaching levels not seen since 2011.

Now, a branch of the movement, known as Tamarud, has gathered 22 million signatures calling for President Mohamed Morsi's resignation. The group wants him gone by tomorrow, the BBC notes: It's that or face "complete civil disobedience." Morsi has said he won't go anywhere, and his supporters are staging demonstrations of their own. A BBC editor wonders if protesters have the organization required to take on the Brotherhood—and what might happen if the army intervenes, as the defense minister has suggested is possible.

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Jul 1, 2013 11:44 AM CDT
Eqypt will be in turmoil for the rest of eternity. Every time enough people don't like what is happening, they will riot and protest and start over again. The only time Egypt was run right was in the days of the pharoh's.
Jul 1, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
as the army intervenes, These people will wish they had a second amendment, and we can see why Obama wants to remove ours!!
Jul 1, 2013 10:12 AM CDT
the brotherhood will fight to the death-savages one and all!