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Egypt: New memorial sparks thousands to protest in Tahrir Square00:50

Egypt: New memorial sparks thousands to protest in Tahrir Square

Egypt, Cairo
November 18, 2013 at 22:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Egypt: New memorial sparks thousands to protest in Tahrir Square

Thousands of pro-April 6th demonstrators took over Cairo's Tahrir Square, Monday, attacking the base of a new memorial being built to commemorate two protestors killed during the Arab spring.

Protesters chanted anti-el-Sisi slogans while flying both anti-army and anti-Muslim Brotherhood banners, thereby rejecting the legitimacy of either parties' claim to power.

The occupation of Tahrir Square by the April 6th movement came a few hours ahead mass demonstrations to commemorate the second anniversary of Mohamed Mahmud Street clashes in Cairo, which left 40 dead.

The Pro-Morsi National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy plans to mark the occasion with massive protests in different locations across Cairo. The commemoration coincides with the Birthday of Egypt’s army General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi and the World Cup qualifier match between Egypt and Ghana.

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Egypt: New memorial sparks thousands to protest in Tahrir Square

Thousands of pro-April 6th demonstrators took over Cairo's Tahrir Square, Monday, attacking the base of a new memorial being built to commemorate two protestors killed during the Arab spring.

Protesters chanted anti-el-Sisi slogans while flying both anti-army and anti-Muslim Brotherhood banners, thereby rejecting the legitimacy of either parties' claim to power.

The occupation of Tahrir Square by the April 6th movement came a few hours ahead mass demonstrations to commemorate the second anniversary of Mohamed Mahmud Street clashes in Cairo, which left 40 dead.

The Pro-Morsi National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy plans to mark the occasion with massive protests in different locations across Cairo. The commemoration coincides with the Birthday of Egypt’s army General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi and the World Cup qualifier match between Egypt and Ghana.