Chanting, celebrations and anti-military junta slogans were on tap on Sunday evening and into Monday in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, as thousands converged in a show of solidarity with newly elected Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy.
In Tahrir, celebrations continued well into the night, with fireworks being heard streets away as Egyptians danced, sang and cheered for their new leader.
But there was also a sense of determination throughout the masses. They understood the past 10 days’ political turmoil. The military, they argued, is attempting a “coup” over the country in an effort to kill the revolution.
With no parliament, the military taking complete legislative control over the country and now overseeing the writing of a new constitution, the Morsi victory brought out a myriad number of activists to the square.