Further Demonstrations as Week of Protests Continues

A week of protests, initially marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising but quickly evolving into a generalized state of unrest in the country, have culminated in demonstrations outside the Ittihadeya presidential palace in Cairo calling for President Muhammad Morsi’s resignation. Protesters outside Morsi’s residence threw petrol bombs at the complex and launched fireworks at the barricades. Police primarily retaliated with water cannons and tear gas, though at least one demonstrator was shot dead. In Port Said, protesters mourning the dead from the prior week of demonstrations reportedly chanted “There is no God but God and Muhammad Morsi is the enemy of God.” They then vowed that they would die seeking justice.