Today, Egypt saw its biggest protests in its history. Thousands of protestors have flocked to the streets demanding for President Mohammed Morsi to step down. Meanwhile, the controversial leader has since declared that he remains confident he will serve out his term as Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Now, an atmosphere of corrosive anxiety grips the streets of Egypt over the uncertainty of the country’s future.
Thousands of Egyptians tweeted to the world their photos and stories from the protest-riddled country with mixed messages of fear, defiance and pride. Here are the top tweets and pics that came out of Egypt’s chaos today.
— benwedeman (@bencnn) June 30, 2013
— ارون Aaron T. Rose (@Aaron_T_Rose) June 30, 2013
— جيمي (@jamie_bx) June 30, 2013
— Hafsa Halawa (@HafsaHalawa) June 30, 2013
— Mai Sirry (@TheLazyShaman) June 30, 2013
— Anonymous (@AnonOpsLegion) June 30, 2013
— Gehad El-Haddad (@gelhaddad) June 30, 2013
Clashes continue at the Muslim Brotherhood’s HQ I’m anchored at the presidential palace which is jubilant but defiant lots of drums #Egypt
— Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) June 30, 2013
— FreeNabeelRajab (@Taltool11) June 30, 2013
I've never seen something like this #Egypt
— Yara Al-Ziny (@yo0okaaa) June 30, 2013