Thoughts on the 2013 Egypt Revolution

In Egypt, there was a coup d’etat by the army against their President Muhammad Morsi, starting a revolution. This invoked a second change in government in the last 2 years for Egypt. The military informed the public that Morsi could not fill his commitments of being the country’s first freely elected president, thus they had no choice but to relieve him of his presidency. As it stands, Tahrir Square has been filled with anti-Morsi supporters, but it was only 2 years ago that the same square was filled with Morsi supporters chanting down with military rule. Many Egyptians from around the globe have come to Egypt to voice their joy or displeasure with the coup. While reading this article, I thought of some interesting questions that pertain to this act of dissent:

  1. There are Morsi and anti-Morsi supporters. Would these supporters start to become violent when meeting face to face with one another?
  2. The military were the ones who accomplished the coup, how much coercive measure would be instilled against the Morsi supporters?
  3.  Would it be even possible to display one’s displeasure of the coup knowing that the military is behind the coup?

History has taught us that revolution has lead to great change. It would be interesting to see how the military would continue to pacify Egypt to their views on how the government should be run, and how the many variables of this revolution (the military, the Morsi supporters, etc.) would react with one another. I am looking forward to seeing how this revolution unfolds.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/07/03/egypt-morsi-military-protests-wednesday.html

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  1. To add on to this, the military moved into pro-Morsi protest camps in order for them to disband and disperse. This catastrophic event snowballed into violent responses by supporters of Morsi throughout all of Egypt resulting in hundreds of lives being taken away all over the country. This kind of relates to my second question I pose on how much coercive measures will be taken by the military. As I was watching the programs from my office in Ottawa, I saw tanks running over barricades, people throwing rocks at the military vehicles, and injuries everywhere, which resulted in more chaos and destruction. As it stands (from when I last watched the news), the “government” has instilled a curfew for all residents to be inside their homes at night. How far will this Coup d’Etat go before it sees the destruction it is causing in its own nation?

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