I put links of old posts that give more details about certain events.
People went in the streets to protest against SCAF while the Muslim Brotherhood were partying in Tahrir Square. They had already won majority of seats in the parliament although before elections they said they won't compete for all seats (not keeping their words as always).
My account regarding that day 25 Jan reloaded
There were 2 rounds, the 2 winners from the 1st round were Mohamed Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood) although before elections again they said the won't compete at all & Ahmed Shafik (the last appointed Prime Minister before Moubarak stepped down, and before that Minister of Aviation and on top a miliary).
Also, at by that time the constitutional court had disolved the parliament as the election law was unconstitutional. The same for the Shoura council but as it was making the constitution Morsi in his decree made it not to be disovled.
A sit-in started in front of presidential palace for several days. Unfortunately, pro Morsi attacked the sit-in to disperse the people at a time where few were there and clashes erupted with people killed from both side.
Just before the 30th of June, a member of the Jihadists of Gama'a Islameya was appointed governor of Luxor, the same group of people who killed toursits in Luxor in 1997. The newly appointed minister of culture who was not someone from the field started to dismiss people in position like the head of the Cairo Opera House who was actually doing a great job since she took charge of it. The artists, writers and other people started a sit-in in front of the ministry of culture to protest against him.
The 3rd of July, Al- Sissy, minister of defense and head of the army announced the deposition of Morsi putting him under house arrest and the decisionn of the interim president, the head of the supreme court.
Details about these events: Egypt is back!!! & Just few thoughts
There were reports that there were arms with some people in the sit-ins. Earlier in July, some pro-Morsi who were in the sit-ins of El-Nahda near Cairo University attacked citizens in Ben El- Sarayat and Manial leaving dead and injured. Some of the testimonies were horrific. This doesn't mean that all supporters are armed and want to perform violence but at the same time, it shows there was threats on people lives at some point.
There was exchange of fire between security forces & some of the protesters. There were people who died on that day, many of them innocent and they were standing there for their believes to have a democratic country and also from the police forces. There are testimonies accusing both sides of use of force, accounts of protesters armed firing at the security forces and the security forces using arms in response. The dispersal of the sit-in started by the announcement that people should leave, then by tear gas. The one in Nahda took around 2 hours with no catualties. The one in Rabaa was till the night and with lot of killed people.
So, the state of emergency is declared, up till now. Actually Egypt was under state of emergency for the last 30 years until it was removed recently. Also a curfew in many cities is on-going till now.
To argue that the sit-ins should be dispersed or not, whether force was used wrongly or it was the right thing to do will take us into long discussions and arguments.
Unfortunately, the media is not showing everything and some of them are focusing on one-side only. The government of the different countries are acting upon their own interests.
The situation now is very complicated and it is bad that we had to reach this point but in order to go beyond this, we need all to unite together and see the bigger picture. People lost trust in each other and it will take time to regain it but at least we need to have faith that at the end most of us, want to have a better country although we argue about the ways to do it.
I know that in this post i didn't state all events that occured. I tried to give a glimpse but there are many details since the revolution has started.