Much of the Western media has described what took place in Egypt on the night of July 3rd, 2013 as a ‘coup’ but the millions of Egyptians who have spent the past few days demonstrating in the streets across the country couldn’t disagree more and have been voicing their anger over the west’s portrayal of what they believe is a genuine popular uprising against a failed leader.
Definitions of a coup
Western media has failed to convey the nuance, complexity and passion of what Egyptians are experiencing. Events in Egypt do not fit into the narrow outdated narrative of the western media.Carina Kamel
There is no doubt that pushing aside an elected president sets a dangerous precedent for the future – what happens next time a president comes to power who disappoints his people and fails to lead?