Analysis | Turmoil in Tahrir || In Egypt, the generals are taking back the reins of power
A year into Morsi's election - with millions out against him, the police being replaced by gangs of Muslim Brotherhood supporters carrying sticks, and with the economy on the brink - the generals are striking back.
Two and a half years ago, as night descended on Cairo at the end of the "Friday of Anger," thousands of demonstrators had succeeded in fighting off riot police to take control of the heart of Egypt's capital and the roads leading to Tahrir Square. Long convoys of tanks moved slowly into the city, taking strategic points on the Nile bridges...
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