ALEXANDRIA: Thousands of protesters marched from the Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in Alexandria to the Northern Military base, denouncing what they called the army’s “crimes” against protesters, and calling for a transfer of power by Jan. 25, 2012.
Chants reverberated against the violence used against protesters last week when army forces dispersed a Cabinet sit-in, namely the stripping and dragging of a female protester whose iconic image sparked outrage.
Nour Al-Zourba, 19-year-old engineering student, said he is participating in the protests because to demand an immediate transfer of power to a civilian authority.
“We want to tell the military council that we love death as much as you fear it,” he said.
Meanwhile, around 500 people gathered in front of a marine base in Bahari to support the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, calling for it to stay in power, accusing the Tahrir protesters of treason.
The pro-SCAF protesters held pictures of certain media figures claiming “they are riding the wave of the revolution,” as well as pictures of SCAF members saying “these are the ones who crossed the canal in 1973 and will carry the Egyptian revolution through.”
“Oh martyr, you can rest, the struggle is over,” they chanted.