The unpopular Muslim Brotherhood and their President
This is one of the larger general uprisings Egypt has seen. They will probably have to sustain it for several days to affect the government, but there are so many unemployed Egyptians they do have the time. An overthrow of the Islamic religious bigots would be a welcome result for those outside the US White House. Obama has been reluctant to side with the people when they rebel against an oppressive Islamist regime like the Brotherhood or the odious Iranian regime.
In an outpouring of rage against the president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, a core of demonstrators set fire to the headquarters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo. His Islamist allies gathered with clubs, helmets and shields vowing to defend the presidential palace.