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Egypt’s Revolution Devours Its Children

Ali Hashem writes that Egypt’s crisis has spiraled from bad to worse.
A protester against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi attempts to pick up a tear gas canister fired by riot police during clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo January 27, 2013. Mursi will address the nation on Sunday evening, state television said, after 45 people were killed in violent protests over the past four days. The television gave no further details. Opposition groups, who accuse the Islamist president of betraying the uprising which toppled Hosni Mubarak two years ago s

Brothers in arms once upon a revolution, those who toppled former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are now foes, bitter ones. It's known that revolutions devour their children; it's Egypt this time that proved it right.

Streets and squares of Cairo are never empty. Friday gatherings at Tahrir Square became a weekly ritual just as the Friday prayers. Hence the revolution never stopped as people are never satisfied, what's obvious is that Egypt's days aren’t the best.

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