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Planned marches across Egypt

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The planned routes for marches on the second anniversary of the revolution

Preparations in Tahrir Square began on the eve of 25 January 2013, with stages being set and demands displayed all over the square (Photo by Ahmed ElMalky/DNE)

Preparations in Tahrir Square began on the eve of 25 January 2013, with stages being set and demands displayed all over the square (Photo by Ahmed ElMalky/DNE)

Political parties and movements have announced the planned routes for the marches that will head out all over Egypt after Friday prayers on the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution.

Five main marches will head to Tahrir square; the first will start at Mustafa Mahmoud mosque with participation from Giza and Dokki residents. The march will carry slogans rejecting the constitution.

The second march will head from Imbaba; it will start at Wehda Street outside Virgin Mary’s church protesting against price rises.

The two marches from Imbaba and Mustafa Mahmoud will converge in Sphinx square close to the Radio and Television Building (Maspero)  before they head to Tahrir.

The third march will start from Al-Sayeda Zeinab Mosque in Old Cairo; it’s against the Muslim Brotherhood’s control over the Shura Council and it will stop in front of the Council before heading to Tahrir.

Another march will head to Tahrir after stopping at the Cabinet. The march called “No to the failing government of the brotherhood” will start at Fath Mosque at Horreya Square in Maadi.

The “State of Law” march, calling for implementing laws and justice will start at Fath Mosque in Ramsis square and stop at the High Court Building then Tahrir. The march demands the removal of the new Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah, appointed by the president, and an end to the Military trials of civilians.

Other marches from Shubra, Helwan, Al-Zawya and Al-Qobba areas will join the five main ones; all the marches will begin after Friday prayers and converge in Tahrir.

Dostour Party announced two marches will head to the Presidential Palace (Itihadiya); one from Matareya area and the other from Ain Shams.

In Alexandria, the main marches will start at the Two Saints church and Al-Qa’ed Ibrahim Mosque.

Planned marches cover a wide range of governorates including Kafr El-Sheikh, Assiut, Port-Said, Suhag, Qena, Ismaelia, Damietta, Sharqia, Gharbia, Monufia, Bani-Soueif, Behaira, Menya, Tanta, Fayoum, and the Red Sea governorate.

The marches are demanding the objectives of the 25 January revolution “Bread, Freedom, Social Justice and Dignity” to be achieved. They are also protesting against the Brotherhood’s control over the country.


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