All over the middle east, there has been turmoil cooking up and stirring for the past two to three decades, and even before that. Nonetheless, this is still important today, in our day and age.
Yesterday, a crowd of more than 200,000 people gathered in growing opposition to President Mohamed Morsi's decree that granted him sweeping constitutional powers.
Egyptian protesters shoot fireworks as they demonstrate against President Mohamed Morsi's decree, in Tahrir Square on Nov. 27. Thousands took to the streets across Egypt to protest a decision by President Mohamed Morsi to grant himself sweeping powers. Protesters in Cairo converged on Tahrir Square where a sit-in began on 23 Nov. after the Islamist leader signed a decree making all his decisions and laws immune from legal challenge.
In early 2011, Tahir Square became the epicenter of the protests that eventually led to the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptian security forces arrest a protester during clashes near Tahrir Square, where an opposition rally has been called for to voice a rejection of President Morsi's seizure of near absolute powers, in Cairo, Egypt.
Anti-Morsi protesters try to carry a man affected by tear gas during clashes with riot police at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a fifth day on Tuesday, stepping up calls to scrap a decree they say threatens Egypt with a new era of autocracy. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) #
Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans and wave is campaign posters and a national flag outside the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 23. Supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president staged rival rallies Friday after he assumed sweeping new powers, a clear show of the deepening polarization plaguing the country. (Ahmed Gomaa/Associated Press) #