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Protests across governorates

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Clashes on Qasr Al-Nil Bridge continued into the evening with the entrances to the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis and Shepherd hotels being damaged in the ongoing skirmishes between police and protesters.

A protester shouts anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans during a demonstration in Cairo.(AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed)

A protester shouts anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans during a demonstration in Cairo.
(AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed)

Thousands of protesters marched from Sayeda Zeinab towards the Shura Council in Downtown Cairo on Monday night. Activists leading the march included socialist Kamal Khalil, Ahmed Hararah and Alaa Abdel Fattah.

Protesters demonstrated against President Mohamed Morsy’s decision to implement emergency law in the canal cities Port Said, Suez and Ismailia.

Security was heightened at the council to prepare against possible violence.

Clashes on Qasr Al-Nil Bridge continued into the evening with the entrances to the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis and Shepherd hotels being damaged in the ongoing skirmishes between police and protesters.

Several CSF soldiers were injured by rubber bullets, Al-Ahram reported.

In Alexandria, thousands of protesters gathered for funeral prayers for those killed in Port Said, Suez and other Egypt governorates in the past few days. Protesters braved rain outside Al-Qa’ed Ibrahim Mosque and at Victoria Square.

Meanwhile in Qena, a demonstration in Al-Mahata Square in Bandar condemned President Morsy’s imposition of emergency law.

In Kafr Al-Sheikh a march was organised by the Kefaya and 6 April movements from Al-Istad Mosque to the governorate’s general courthouse.

A 6 April spokesperson for Kafr Al-Sheikh Ahmed Shawky said Governor Saad Al-Hossini’s decision were helping the Muslim Brotherhood strengthen its hold in the governorate.

Shawky added: “Protesters threw eggs at the governorate building to show their opposition to  Al-Hossini.”

In Ismailia, a few hundred people took to the streets following Morsy’s announcement and clashed with police, an AFP correspondent reported. Six people were injured according to a medical source.


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