The rise of an Arabic winter, a dream or reality?

by christinem on January 27, 2013 - 11:27pm

On Sunday the 27th of January 2013, Egypt’s president and leader of the Islamic brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi announced the imposition of a curfew and a state of emergency that will last 30 days in three provinces following all the unexpected violence that occurred in the past few days. According to Reza Sayah and Amir Ahmed’s article published on the CNN‘s website on the 27th of January, 2013, all the clashes started on Saturday the 26th of January, 2013 after death sentences had been accorded for the 21 people who were supposedly responsible for the death of 74 fans at a soccer game that took place on February first 2012. It seems like Egyptians are starting to wake up and realize that the revolution that took place almost two years ago was not efficient after all. When protesters decided to reunite and oppose this decision, the government did not hesitate to use guns and teargas to stop them, causing 38 dead and 415 injured over the weekend. As an Egyptian, I think that it is inhuman to kill people just because they have a different opinion than this of the president. They are seeking their most basic rights and the so called democracy they fought for two years ago, which cost the life of hundreds of Egyptians. I think Egypt needs another coup d’état, a real one that will bring a change, that will bring dedicated but also neutral candidates who are looking forward the well being of their beloved country and its population, not seeking this so desirable individual power and wealth that makes one so strong in the eyes of others.