Sunday, November 25, 2012

More than 40 injured during anti-Morsi demonstration

At least 40 people [close to 60] were injured in a clash with police late Sunday when a group of protestors, in Egypt, tried to storm the local offices of the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Nile Delta city of Damanhoor, the AP reported.

The police response to the demonstration was markedly different then the police response several weeks ago when demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, took down the American flag and destroyed it, then replaced it with a black flag similar to the banner used by Al Qaeda.

During the latter demonstration, the Egyptian police - who currently follow President Mohammed Morsi's directives - remainded indifferent to the violence and made no effort to confront the demonstrators until, at long last, after several hours, they finally removed the crowd from the embassy compound.

But today's protesters were a different breed. Their anger was aimed at Mr. Morsi, the Islamist leader, and his recent move to assume near absolute powers.

Hence, the response from Mr. Morsi and his lackeys was markedly different....