By Assmaa Makhyoun, Sara Khater and Norahan Hesham*
The people of Egypt are writing a new history, a new will with a new generation. After the 25th of January revolution and overthrowing Mubarak’s regime, Morsi was elected a new president for four years, but very soon the opposition against him started to appear after the new constitutional referendum that has lots of drawbacks and Morsi became stubborn, looking for nothing but the interests of his party, the Muslim brotherhood.
This was a great reason for the motivation of the youth who started a new move called “REBEL” that belongs to no political parties and they started to collect the Egyptians’ signatures on papers that prove they distrust Morsi and don’t want him as a president. This move was increasingly growing and begins to call for a new revolution on the 30th of June.
Within 45 days, Rebel collected millions of signatures and got a great support from the people, especially that they have no interest but the love of Egypt. In the 30th of June, about 33 million Egyptian (according to the CNN, BBC and Google earth) gathered in al Tahrir square, at al Ithadia palace and many other provinces asking Morsi to step down.
The army found no other solution but to support the will of the people, so asked the MB and the other parties to gather and find a solution for this situation within 48 hours or the army will have to interfere.
However, it was all ruined after the disappointing speech given by Morsi. So on the 3rdof July the army was forced to interfere to save Egypt from a civil war and the Colonel General El Sisi “the current supreme commander of the Egyptian armed forces” gave his speech that announced a road map of the future that includes the transfer of power from Morsi to Adly Mansour “the president of the supreme constitutional court” as the president for a transitional period until the new parliament and presidential elections as well as the suspension of the constitution.
After these decisions, the majority of the people went down the streets to celebrate. However, the MB and Morsi’s supporters saw these decisions as a coup d’etat and against the legislations. The most significant part is the role of media, the local Egyptian channels since the 30th June left the control of the MB and supported the people in al Tahrir as well as the private channels.
On the other hand, the MB channels as Misr 25 and some religious channels were very biased showing only Morsi’s supporters, and calling for violence. Also the CNN which is supposedly known as an international channel lost its credibility and professionalism giving false information and showing the people in al Tahrir as Morsi’s supporters and calling the revolution a coup.
Mohamed El Hawary (a journalist in al Masry el youm newspaper) said “From my opinion what happened in Egypt on the 30th of June 2013 is considered as a revolution that corrects the path of the 25th of January 2011 revolution so what happened in Egypt wasn’t a “Military Coup”, but it was a part of the main role that The Egyptian Military Forces play in Egypt”. While Mohamed Saad (a member in the MB party) explained what happened as a coup and that what the army did is totally against the legitimacy and democracy.
Nowadays, the situation became so critical, but the Egyptians trust their army and police forces. Egypt needs nothing now but the hard work of its people to rise up again and complete its vital role in the Middle East as well as in the world.
* The authors are young journalists and activists from Egypt.
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