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The front warned of El-Sawy becoming a cultural censor for the Muslim Brotherhood and accused him of trying to gain favours with the government, implying that he had done it before to gain access to public property: the Culturewheel’s location in Zamalek.
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The protest lasted until 5.30pm, when a committee from the union and Mohamed El Sawy came to talk to the protestors. “We then went inside the River Hall where we held a discussion where everyone could have their questions answered. The union proposed a few measures to help underground musicians integrate within its system,” said Ismael.