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Monday, February 11, 2013

Clashes erupted in Cairo during commemorating of Mubarak's ouster

Egyptian protesters

On 11 February 2013 thousands of Egyptians have gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in front of the Presidential Palace to commemorate the second anniversary of the ouster of Egypt's strongman Hosni Mubarak.

The demonstrations have been planned by Egypt's revolutionary and oppositional forces and several protests have been organized in Cairo and in other Egypt's governorates. The demonstrators have been also protesting against Morsy's and Muslim Brotherhood's authoritarian rule and chanted against then demanding delivering of the revolutionary goals and also amendments to the newly approved Constitution.

Nearly 8 p.m. local time the clashed suddenly erupted in Cairo in front of the Presidential Palace as the protesters have clashed with the Central Security Forces. CSF have reportedly used tear gas and urging shots in the air to disperse the crowds, so the situation remains tense.

I'd like to share here also Ahram Online's report regarding the protests commemorating the second anniversary of Mubarak's ouster.

 The article is originally posted here.

Hundreds chant against Morsi on 2nd anniversary of Mubarak ouster

Activists taking part in opposition marches marking 2nd anniversary of Mubarak's ouster chant against presidency and Muslim Brotherhood, demand unity government, constitutional amendments.

Ahram Online, Monday 11 Feb 2013

Hundreds of protesters in Cairo and other governorates took part in planned anti-government marches marking the second anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

In downtown Cairo, dozens set out from the Fatah Mosque at 5pm towards Tahrir Square, chanting "Down with the rule of the [Muslim Brotherhood] supreme guide."

Egyptians celebrating the ouster of Hosni Mubarak,
At the nearby Sayida Zeinab Mosque, the meeting point for another march, hundreds set out for the iconic square at around 5:40pm.

In addition to the planned marches, hundreds of protesters gathered in Tahrir, repeating chants against the Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party.

 The main stage in the square showed the now-famous television statement in which then-vice president Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had stepped down after 18 days of popular protests.