The turmoil in Egypt is set to continue, with the protests arising in the last few days now turning violent. Reports have been made stating up to 13 people have been confirmed dead.
The protests are primarily contained to Cairo’s Tahir Square. Of course the same area that the original protests against dictator Hosni Mubarak took place.
Tens of thousands of civilians have gathered in the last few days to voice their contempt and disgust at the current military rule of Egypt.
The protesters remain upset about the constitutional reform draft that would allow an immense amount of power to be retained by the military, even when a civilian government is elected.
The violent protests seem a continuation of the ones that began in mid January against Hosni Mubarak and his National Democratic Party. The nation was fed up with their 30-year control of Egypt under a ‘State-of-emergency’ rule.
The ‘Arab Spring’ arose due to the self-immolated protest of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia on 17 December, 2010. The display was to demonstrate Bouazizi’s rage at the municipal and federal systems of Tunisia. The protest ignited Tunisia into action then quickly spread across to Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.
The Egyptian elections are set to start in the next six months, lets hope that the violence and killings are not in vain. Hopefully the people of Egypt and the rest of the Arab world will finally get the liberty and peace they deserve.