Egyptians React to Turmoil on Twitter
The last few hours, days and weeks have been difficult for Egyptians who expected a modern, democratic government to lead them moving forward. In the wake of scandal and resignations, as we have reported on The Brenner Brief, Egyptians have turned to Twitter to make sure the world is hearing their reactions in a nation whose government does not seem to care.
friend just said she & her family watching news & praying ‘we’re scared & worried, so we can’t imagine how Christians are feeling’ #Egypt
— janaanچيچ (@venacava_) December 22, 2012
Independent Egyptian media confirming that Copts near Naga Hamadi were stopped from voting – worse than apartheidyoutube.com/watch?feature=…
— Aus Coptic Movement (@auscma) December 22, 2012
And, the Egyptians do not trust what is happening with the referendum vote counting.
— Nora Soliman نورا (@nsoliman) December 22, 2012
— Amr No 2 Morsi (@Cairo67Unedited) December 22, 2012
Nor do they trust their own government or military.
— Mina Nader (@MenaNader) December 15, 2012
Translation to English from Twitter: Sisi gives orders to the armed forces to treat citizens well during the referendum .. Threat and an implicit recognition of mistreating army of civilians
# A7A # EgyArmy # Egypt
This may be the new Egypt if the fear and tension continue.
— Ahmed El Zaafrany (@Ahmed_Zaafrany) December 22, 2012
This is interesting, indeed. The new Constitution does away with the position of vice-president.
Interesting that #Mekki stepped down.Seems to send a signal, rather than just allowing himself to be “retired” w/ new constitution.
— Ian M. Hartshorn (@imhartshorn) December 22, 2012
— Shoukry (@ShoukryLive) December 22, 2012
At least some people are finding humor in it.
— Nagla Rizk (@naglarzk) December 22, 2012
And things that make you say “duh.”
— RSSMasrcom (@RSSMasrEnglish) December 22, 2012
- AP PHOTOS: Images From Egypt’s Constitution Vote (abcnews.go.com)
- Video: Second day of voting on Egypt’s disputed constitution (theglobeandmail.com)
- Voters, but few tourists, in the shadow of the pyramids (dailynewsegypt.com)
- Egyptians vote on Islamist-backed constitution (newsok.com)
- Egyptians vote on disputed constitution (newsok.com)