Isobel Coleman

Democracy in Development

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Egypt’s Protests: Three Things to Know

by Isobel Coleman
July 2, 2013

Earlier today, the Egyptian Armed Forces showed their hand. Their leaked political roadmap proposes suspending the constitution, dissolving the parliament, and setting up an interim council. Opposition coalitions and Islamist groups have unveiled their own proposals as President Mohammed Morsi clings to power in spite of the military’s threat to intervene if he fails to resolve the political deadlock before Wednesday. As political leaders struggle to reach a resolution and the military’s 48-hour deadline looms,  protesters continue to riot across Egypt. Watch below for three things to know about the current upheaval.

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