The Most Striking Images From Egypt’s Massive Protests (PHOTOS)

Today’s demonstrations followed a petition signed by 22 million Egyptians demanding Morsi’s resignation.
One of many Instagram pictures of Egypt's protests against President Morsi. (Photo: Instagram)
Jun 30, 2013· 1 MIN READ
A Bay Area native, Andri Antoniades has previously worked as a fashion industry journalist and a medical writer.

First Turkey, then Brazil, now Egypt is the latest country to erupt under mass protests against leadership it finds increasingly intolerable.

According to reports, 22 million Egyptians recently signed a petition calling for the immediate resignation of President Mohammed Morsi. That growing disdain for Egypt’s president is what precipitated this weekend’s protests, which some are calling the largest the country has ever witnessed.

Anti-government protestors call Morsi a fascist and complain that his overreaching goal is to turn the country into an extreme Islamist state—quashing the rights of women, non-Muslims and critics—instead of addressing the country’s dire economic issues.

Morsi isn’t without his supporters, but protestors have decreed they won’t leave the streets until Morsi resigns. Their efforts have earned them a global audience. #June30 is their hashtag on Twitter and it’s been trending worldwide all day.

What follows are some of the most powerful images coming out of Egyptian demonstrators’ social media feeds right now.

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