July 1, 2013
Egypt’s Tamarod movement (Arabic for ‘rebel’) has presented President Mohammed Morsi with an ultimatum – step down by Tuesday at 5 pm or face a civil revolt.
In a statement issued Monday morning, the movement threatened it would call on the masses to storm the presidential palace in Cairo if the president does not resign.
However, the palace appears undaunted by the threats. A source who spoke with the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper said that Sunday’s protests should not be taken as an indication of the extent of support for Morsi.
He estimated that the protests will slowly die down and denied reports that the president is planning to make concessions to appease the protesters.