In the upscale Cairo suburb of Heliopolis, about a 20-minute walk from the presidential palace, the rally was in full swing. "We swear to the blood of the martyrs," the marchers chanted as they moved toward the palace. "A new revolution from the start!"
That, as much as anything, captured the mood of Sunday's wave of national protests against President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization. After a year under Morsi, preceded by a generally unhappy 15 months of postrevolutionary military rule, the protesters — angry about a weak economy, deteriorating security and rising Islamism — want a reset.