Even though Hosni Mubarak was overthrown from his position as President of Egypt back in February, the country is still nowhere near where it wanted to be and democracy continues to be a distant dream.
Immediately after Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) assumed leadership of the country and promised that parliamentary elections will be held on November 28, later announcing that Presidential elections will be held sometime in 2012 or 2013.
The people of Egypt, however, wanted a much swifter transition of power and so they got back out in the streets to demand it. The army didn’t like that.
Protests began on Saturday and police used batons and tear gas to try and disperse a sit-in in Tahrir square. The situation escalated on Sunday, when police forces began to violently beat protesters and fire live ammo in the crowds to disperse them.
Below is a photograph taken yesterday, showing a pile of bodies surrounded by police forces in Tahrir square.
On Monday, the third day of protests, Cairo morgue officials said at least 33 people were killed, while the Egyptian Health Ministry announced over 1,500 wounded. People on Twitter are saying:
“And we’re back. The fighting has resumed. Tear gas, shotguns, rockfights, and Molotovs in Cairo.”
It looks like this is the start of the second, bloodier, revolution.
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