With all of the chaos going on in Egypt during the Morsi protests, it can be hard for us to understand what the people are going through.
Egypt’s first democratically elected president was overthrown by the military Wednesday, ousted after just one year in office by the same kind of Arab Spring uprising that brought the Islamist leader to power.
The armed forces announced they would install a temporary civilian government to replace Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who denounced the action as a “full coup” by the generals. They also suspended the Islamist-drafted constitution and called for new elections.
Millions of anti-Morsi protesters around the country erupted in celebrations after the televised announcement by the army chief. Fireworks burst over crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where men and women danced, shouting, “God is great” and “Long live Egypt.”
Fearing a violent reaction by Morsi’s Islamist supporters, troops and armored vehicles deployed in the streets of Cairo and elsewhere, surrounding Islamist rallies. Clashes erupted in several provincial cities when Islamists opened fire on police, with at least nine people killed, security officials said.
We are clear across the globe and Egypt seems like a whole other world to us. But, you know what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” And a video, maybe a million.
Below is a collection of pictures and videos from Instagram that can show us not only the mood of the country’s struggle for power, but of the aftermath as well.
We stand with our brothers and sisters in Egypt. We’re not really so different.
One purpose #vscocam #vsco #egypt #protest by @pipthefirst
#egypt #cairo #tahrir #tahrirsquare # by @wagihahmed
#egyrevolution #june30 #alexandria #sidigaber #revolution by @f1g0
#Egypt will always win #egyptrevolution #tahrir #tahrir_square #tamarod #arabspring #cairo #celebration #ikhwan #morsi #morsy #muslimbrotherhood by @a_shahm