Since the Egyptian Army overthrew the democratically-elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, on July 3, the world has kept close watch. Officially, governments are denouncing violence while tacitly taking sides.
As violence swells in Egypt, and the death toll rises, global protests are growing.
Two demonstrations took place outside of the Egyptian embassy in Kuwait last week. Seventy demonstrators gathered to protest the military’s brutal crackdown in Egypt, leading to the deportation of nine Egyptian Islamists, the AFP reported. Kuwait has been a vocal supporter of the Egyptian military’s overthrow of Morsi, and has pledged to send $4 billion in aid.
Thousands gathered in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, last week in support of the ousted president. Morsi’s failure has raised questions about the Muslim Brotherhood’s future in Yemen, where the population remains divided on the Egyptian military’s takeover.
One-thousand Indonesian Muslims marched on the Egyptian embassy in Jakarta last week. As home to the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia is often seen as a possible template for Egypt’s transition from dictatorship to democracy.
Protests broke out across Libya after a prominent critic of the Muslim Brotherhood was killed in July, intensifying widespread concern about the Brotherhood’s presence in Libya. The office of the Brotherhood’s political branch, The Justice and Construction Party (JCP), was set on fire in Benghazi, along with the offices of other political parties. Over 1,000 inmates escaped in a prison break during the unrest. Last week, a bomb hit the Egyptian embassy in Benghazi as protests continued.
Five-hundred Muslim demonstrators gathered in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, last week, condemning the Egyptian military’s crackdown and calling for international support of Morsi’s election. Protesters met outside the Egyptian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, as well as at mosques throughout the city and in the surrounding suburbs. Protests were also organized in other parts of Malaysia.
Morsi supporters gathered this week in the Afghan capital of Kabul, with 2,500 protesters rallying against Egypt’s brutal military crackdown. Some of the protesters from Afghanistan’s conservative Muslim population believe that the Egyptian military’s takeover was orchestrated by the West.
Protesters gathered outside outside the European Commission’s offices in Brussels to protest the military takeover in Egypt. The European Union decided to suspend arms shipments to Egypt this week, but will continue to send aid.
Supporters of Morsi drove near Park Lane in London last week, with 40 cars joining the brigade. Separate protests at the Egyptian embassy in London and outside Downing Street drew hundreds of demonstrators opposing the military takeover in Egypt.
- Egyptians rally in DC for General Sisi, rattling off conspiracy theories recycled from Islamophobes (mondoweiss.net)
- Morsi backers protest in Egypt as resistance fizzles (nydailynews.com)
- Egypt security deploys as Morsi supporters rally (news.yahoo.com)
- Saudi Arabia to fill financial gap from any Western sanctions on Egypt (worldbulletin.net)
- Rallies held across Canada against ousting of Egyptian president Morsi (globalnews.ca)
- Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood fails to mobilise street protesters (telegraph.co.uk)
- Kuwait to deport 9 Egyptian pro-Morsi protesters: report (dailystar.com.lb)