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Mixed march in Cairo

What struck me (in a good way) about this video of anti-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo is that– unlike in so many other opposition marches in the region– women, both veiled and unveiled, are mixed in with the crowd.

(Via EA WorldView)

And I found this photo– of a Muslim Brotherhood man trying to silence an anti-Morsi woman– highly symbolic.

Robert Mackey of The New York Times writes:

On Thursday, opposition activists pointed to a single frame of video that seemed to them to encapsulate the threat they face from the president’s Islamist supporters. The frame, taken from raw footage of secularist protesters being chased from the palace walls by Islamists chanting “Morsi! Morsi!” showed a man clapping his hand over the mouth of a veteran female activist, Shahenda Maklad.

The video, posted online by El Watan, a Cairo news site, shows that Ms. Maklad, 74, was in the process of shouting, “We are the Egyptian people!” when the man physically silenced her.

And here is what happened to anti-Morsi activist Ola Shahba while being held by Muslim Brotherhood thugs: