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Opposition calls for Friday marches across Egypt

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Political and revolutionary groups plan to march to the presidential palace in Cairo to raise their demands

Egyptian protestors march to Tahrir Square on 25 January 2013. Groups have called for marches to the Shura Council to coincide with the second anniversary of the Friday of Rage. (AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki)

Egyptian protestors march to Tahrir Square on 25 January 2013. Groups have called for marches to the Shura Council to coincide with the second anniversary of the Friday of Rage. (AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki)

Political parties have announced on Thursday the planned routes for Friday marches across Egypt.

In Cairo, marches from Al-Nour Mosque in Abassiya and Raba’a Al-A’daweya Mosque in Nasr City will converge at the Presidential Palace. The marches will begin after Friday prayers.

The Popular Current said the marches are meant to reaffirm the demands of the Egyptian people and to protest against the policies of President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Current listed Alexandria, Daqahleya, Beheira, Kafr Al-Sheikh, Fayoum, Minya, Aswan, Qena and North Sinai as governorates where marches have been planned.

Marches from Al-Arbaeen Square in Suez and from Al-Fardous Square in Ismailia to their respective Governorate Buildings will be held.

The Popular Current said routes of the marches in the rest of the governorates especially Port Said and Sharqeya have yet to be decided.

Port Said, Suez and Ismailia have been hit hardest by the latest round of violence that shook the country. They are currently in a state of emergency.

Al-Dostour Party was organizing more marches from Hadayeq Al-Qoba, Matareya, Al-Hijaz Squares and Ain Shams. The party has also planned a march from Sayeda Zeinab Mosque to complete the demands of the revolution on Thursday evening.

The National Salvation Front (NSF) said on Thursday masses of Egyptians will protest on Friday to announce their rejection of a regime that wants to impose its individual will on the people.

“The people will go out to reaffirm the same demands the National Salvation Front has held on to and repeated in its statements without the president listening… which escalated the crisis,” the Front said in a press statement.

The Front affirmed that the protests will be peaceful and will be raising six demands including the formation of a national rescue government and the formation of a committee to amend the constitution.

The opposition group is also demanding the dismissal of Tala’at Abdallah, the current prosecutor general, forming a judicial committee to investigate the recent deaths of protesters, and ending the state of emergency which was imposed on the governorates overlooking the Suez Canal.

The NSF said Friday’s planned protests will be an expression of the people’s anger against Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

 

 

 


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