Massive crowds of Egyptians opposing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood assembled in Tahrir Square today.
One protester in Tahrir Square held a sign lashing out at “jerk” and “idiot” Obama for his support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Al-Arabiya has a report on the protest:
Massive crowds of Egyptians opposing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi head to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak and brought in an Islamist government, at a time of political tensions and economic woes.
The secular-leaning opposition called for mass street protests against President Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood from which he hails, using the same slogan that brought Egypt to its feet in 2011: “Bread, freedom, social justice.”
“Go out into the squares to finally achieve the objectives of the revolution,” opposition leader and former head of the U.N.’s atomic agency Mohamed ElBaradei wrote on his Twitter account.
“I call on everyone to take part and go out to every place in Egypt to show that the revolution must be completed,” ElBaradei, a leading liberal, added in a statement.
“It will be against the Brotherhood,” said Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 movement that helped mobilize the uprising against Mubarak through social media. “The goals of the revolution have not been realized yet,” he told Reuters.
Protesters in the iconic birthplace of the 2011 revolution, Tahrir Square, called for the downfall of Mursi’s administration on Friday.