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Egyptian women chant slogans against President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Cairo is bracing for mass protests against the government planned for Sunday.
Egyptian women chant slogans against President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Cairo is bracing for mass protests against the government planned for Sunday.
(Manu Brabo/Associated Press)

PATRICK MARTIN

In Egypt, plenty of protests but few alternatives to Morsi

Flights out of Cairo are overbooked, lineups for gasoline stretch more than a kilometre in many places, households are stocking up on food and army tanks have taken up positions around government institutions, embassies and shopping malls. Egypt is on the edge of another major crisis.

Once again, opponents of President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood that backs him threaten to take to the streets in protest this weekend on the first anniversary of his election as President.