Breaking: SCAF surrounds Egyptian Parliament, no one allowed in without special authorization.

STRATFOR is reporting that the dissolution of parliament is now formal and that the building is surrounded by security.

NYT reports:

Security Forces Surround Parliament in Egypt, Escalating Tensions

Adam Ferguson for The New York Times

Protesters outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on Thursday. More Photos »

CAIRO — Egypt’s military rulers formally dissolved Parliament Friday, state media reported, and security forces were stationed around the building on orders to bar anyone, including lawmakers, from entering the chambers without official notice.

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A defaced photo of the presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik. More Photos »

Adam Ferguson for The New York Times

Graffiti in Tahrir Square on Thursday showing former President Hosni Mubarak (R), military ruler Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (2nd R), and former foreign minister Amr Mussa (2nd L). More Photos »

The developments, reported on the Web site of the official newspaper Al Ahram, further escalated tensions over court rulings on Thursday that invalidated modern Egypt’s first democratically elected legislature. Coming on the eve of a presidential runoff, they thrust the nation’s troubled transition to democracy since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak last year into grave doubt.

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2 Replies to “Breaking: SCAF surrounds Egyptian Parliament, no one allowed in without special authorization.”

  1. The fact is, there is no other choice between the SCAF candidate and the mozlem Brotherhood! These people should have planned in advance for such an eventuality, just as MB did! It’s no good crying now, they did nothing for decades!!

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