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The new front claims to be ready to oppose the ruling authority if it deviated from the goals of the revolution and the demands of the people.(Mohamed Omar)

Tahrir Square protests

Revolutionary groups and others flock to Tahrir Square on the ‘Friday of dignity or departure’, clashes reported near presidential palace

Daily News Egypt

Thousands protest against former regime candidates in Cairo, Alexandria

By Ahmed Hazem CAIRO: Thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups gathered Friday in Tahrir Square, demanding that figures of the former regime be banned from practicing their political rights and be disqualified as presidential candidates. In Alexandria, thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups or parties also demonstrated. In answer to a call for protest …

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Islamists rally in Cairo against Mubarak old guard

By Tom Perry and Marwa Awad /Reuters CAIRO: Thousands of Egyptians packed into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to protest against a run for the presidency by former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, in an Islamist show of strength against Hosni Mubarak’s old guard. The Muslim Brotherhood — the biggest group in parliament — called the protest …

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Islamists lead Cairo ‘unity’ rally

By Samer Al-Atrush /AFP CAIRO: Tens of thousands packed Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, with Islamist groups dominating the protest meant to show unity during a fragile transition from ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s regime. The rally was officially to start after the Muslim noon prayer but thousands had already made their way to the square overnight …

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Over 20 political forces to join ‘Friday of Unity’ protest despite differences

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Over 20 political forces, including Islamists, have announced their intention to join the planned Friday mass protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other parts of Egypt as disagreements over the goal of the demonstration persist. The Coordination Committee of the Revolutionary Masses, which consists of several groups including the April 6 …

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Islamists, political forces negotiate stance on Friday protest

By Marwa Al-A’Asar CAIRO: Negotiations between several Islamist groups and political forces are currently underway to coordinate their stances ahead of a planned mass protest on Friday. Al-Wasat party will host on Wednesday morning a meeting to bring together representatives of Islamist movements and the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) senior members as well as other political forces …

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Egypt’s generals, protesters moving to open clash

by Hamza Hendawi and Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: Egypt’s ruling military and protesters seeking greater and faster change are moving into an outright collision, as the generals try to strip away public support for the movement while cozying up to the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood. Youth activists are not backing down, betting that Egyptians’ dissatisfaction …

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Egypt protesters dejected, but still out for change

By AFP CAIRO: Hundreds of protesters were still camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Sunday following a night of bloody clashes with rival demonstrators loyal to the ruling military council, an AFP reporter said. Fierce battles erupted in the Abasseya neighborhood after anti-regime protesters were blocked from reaching the headquarters of the ruling Supreme Council …

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Protesters back in Tahrir to push for change

By Samer Al-Atrush /AFP CAIRO: Hundreds of Egyptian protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to push for reforms, as Islamists held a separate demonstration calling for stability. Pro-democracy activists had called for a rally in Tahrir Square — the epicenter of protests that toppled president Hosni Mubarak — after a cabinet reshuffle failed …

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Protesters in Cairo, Alex, Suez vow to continue sit-ins in joint statement

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Coalitions and political forces participating in sit-ins in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez vowed to continue until all demands are met in a joint statement released Thursday. “This statement is a result of coordination between protesters and political groups in all sit-ins in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez to clarify our position from …

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Brotherhood party denies organizing counter-protest for Friday

By Brett Borkan CAIRO: The head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party on Monday denied allegations that his party is planning a counter-demonstration this Friday to protest the country’s continued sit-ins. In a statement posted on the Freedom and Justice Party’s website, secretary general Mohamed Saad El-Katatney “denied that there is any truth behind what was …

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Thousands in Tahrir on ‘Final Warning Friday’

  CAIRO: Thousands of protesters rallied in Tahrir Square Friday dubbed “The Friday of Final Warning,” to reiterate the demands of the revolution, ahead of an immanent cabinet reshuffle. After Friday prayers, protesters collectively chanted “Allah is great,” “the Military Council is illegitimate,” and “Down with Tantawi,” referring to the head of the Supreme Council …

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Nationwide protests on ‘Friday of Final Warning’

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Tens of thousands of Egyptians protested nationwide following Friday prayers parallel to a major demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square dubbed “The Final Warning.” Mass protests were mainly held in Suez, Alexandria, Sharm El-Sheikh and Al-Arish. Demonstrations and sit-ins broke out in other parts of the country including Upper Egypt, El-Gharbiya, El-Dakahlia, Port …

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Tahrir protester says abducted, beaten by police; over 10 on hunger strike

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: A protester in Tahrir Square claimed that he was abducted for a week and beaten by police officers, while a dozen protesters entered their fifth day on hunger strike. Activists in Tahrir Square said that on dawn Thursday, protester Mohamed Abdel Raoof was found near the square severely bruised and beaten. “His …

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Crowds calling for change again pack Cairo square

By Hamza Hendawi and Maggie Michael / AP CAIRO: The tens of thousands of Egyptians whose chants for faster change are ringing through Cairo’s Tahrir Square months after they brought down Hosni Mubarak have gotten a stern warning from the ruling generals not to disrupt daily life in what some activists are calling a second revolution. …

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Protesters angered by SCAF statement, liken it to Mubarak days

By Heba Fahmy and Brett Borkan CAIRO: Protesters across Cairo erupted in anger following statements Tuesday morning by Egypt’s ruling military council, describing its tone as aggressive, confrontational, and reminiscent of the days under ousted president Hosni Mubarak. A planned march towards the Cabinet building in Downtown Cairo began at 6 pm. “The speech was stupid, …

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Tahrir sit-in continues despite power cut, theft

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: A few thousand protesters continued their open sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Monday, despite a power cut and several reported thefts. Blogger and activist Mahmoud Salem told Daily News Egypt that there were organized thefts reported all over Tahrir Square. Salem added that protesters were concerned that thieves and thugs would …

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Egypt protesters to stay in Tahrir despite PM promises

By Jailan Zayan / Reuters CAIRO: Protesters who spent their second night in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday vowed to keep up their sit-in despite a series of concessions by the Egyptian prime minister. Pro-democracy activists had camped out on the square — the focus of protests that ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February — after …

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Egypt revolution continues for thousands of protesters

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Tens of thousands of protesters poured into major squares in cities around Egypt on Friday, reasserting their stance that the revolution continues until demands are met and justice is served for the martyrs. Protesters packed Tahrir Square well into the evening on what was dubbed “Persistence Friday” or “Revolution First Friday,” calling …

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Protests flare up in Suez, Alex, Arish and Sinai

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Tens of thousands of Egyptians protested nationwide following Friday prayers parallel to a major demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square dubbed “the Revolution First” and “The Friday of Persistence.” In Suez, thousands protested in the main El-Arbaein Square, including men, women and children from an array of backgrounds and political groups, demanding justice …

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As Egypt change drags on, some praise Mubarak

By Sherine El Madany / Reuters CAIRO: Five months ago, the world watched in awe as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians demonstrated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demanding the departure of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak. Now, in groups numbering in the hundreds, Mubarak supporters gather, as they did late last month in a wealthy Cairo suburb, to …

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Tens of thousands of protesters say Egypt’s revolution not over

By Heba Fahmy and Mai Shams El Din / Writing by Amira Salah-Ahmed CAIRO: Tens of thousands of protesters poured into major squares in cities around Egypt on Friday, reasserting their stance that the revolution continues until demands are met and justice is served for the martyrs. In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the …

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Political powers set differences aside to participate in Friday protests

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Over 30 of Egypt’s political powers including the Muslim Brotherhood agreed to set differences aside and participate in the Tahrir protests on Friday, in a bid to save the revolution. “The differences between Egypt’s political powers led to tensions and overshadowed more essential issues,” Mohamed Abbas, member of the Coalition of …

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Security says to watch Cairo demo from afar

By AFP CAIRO: Security forces will watch a rally planned for Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square from a distance to avoid possible clashes, an official said, as Egypt’s government warned against plots to sow chaos. “Police and army officers will be stationed in the side streets, but there will not be any security presence on …

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