Spring Winds Turn Into Summer Calm

The furious winds of change that swept through Egypt earlier this year and resulted in toppling Hosni Mubarak from power have become transformed into summer calm in which those who controlled Egypt continue to control Egypt and those who killed and brutalized protesters remain in their positions of authority. Yesterday, repressed anger burst out and thousands poured into Tahrir Square to vent frustrations at inaction that allows military leaders to rule the land while the process of democracy is stalled. A media reporter described the scene as a ‘street war between riot police and protesters.” Police were seen beating rioters and many were hauled off to jail–just as what happened when there was a President Mubarak.

Fear in Egypt is continuance of military control or a new alliance between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood which would stifle a democratic and secular society that is demanded by so many of the protesters.