Friday, July 29, 2011

Oil and Water in Tahrir Square

Today’s demonstration in Cairo was billed as a great “day of unity” for Egypt’s various protest groups. Islamic fundamentalists and secular groups had supposedly cut a deal to put aside their differences and come together in a common struggle against the military government.

According to this report from Russia Today, however, things didn’t work out quite as planned. Although the anger and violence were directed against the military, tensiona arose between the Salafist groups and the secular democrats among the demonstrators:

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.