Egypt hasn't seen anything like this. On June 30, citizens from all over the country poured into the streets to protest against President Mohamed Morsy's government. The demonstrations -- which stretched from Cairo to the Nile Delta to southern Egypt -- marked the largest challenge yet to the country's Islamist elite, who have won every election since the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
There was one overriding message of the day's protests -- irhal, Arabic for "leave." The demand -- directed at the Egyptian president -- was scrawled across posters, written on cars, and even printed on the signs of vendors hawking street food to the passing demonstrators.
While largely peaceful, the day was not without violence. At least five people were killed in clashes outside the capital, while protesters stormed the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo, throwing Molotov cocktails at the building. Brotherhood supporters fired scattered rounds of birdshot at the protesters from inside the building.
Anti-American sentiment also ran very high, as the protesters blamed the White House for propping up the Islamist government. In addition to attacks on President Barack Obama, demonstrators castigated U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson as an apologist for Morsy. They didn't pull any punches: One sign read, "Old hag go home."