Opposition forces to march on Ettehadiya, Tahrir for Mubarak departure anniversary

Opposition forces to march on Ettehadiya, Tahrir for Mubarak departure anniversary

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Sat, 09/02/2013 - 19:07

Four marches demanding the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsy will take place on the on the anniversary of the departure of former President Hosni Mubarak on Monday, 11 February.

April 6 Youth Movement Spokesperson Tareq al-Kholi said the marches will go from Nour Mosque in Abbasiya and Rabe’a al-Adawiya Mosque in Nasr City to Ettehadeya Palace, and from Sayeda Zeinab Mosque and Fatih Mosque in Ramsis toward Tahrir Square to demand the overthrow of Morsy and his punishment for the killing and torturing of protesters.

Khaled Telima, a member of the Popular Current's executive bureau, said that the commemoration of the stepping down anniversary would involve marches in working class areas with banners denouncing torture and abuse during Morsy’s era, while a symbolic march of the martyrs will head to the houses of their families in different governorates.

The anniversary of the stepping down is a good time to highlight the demands of the revolution which have not been met by Morsy, Telima added, claiming that there were no freedoms, human rights or sound economic politics under Morsy.

A number of other movements and revolutionary forces have also announced their participation in the marches.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm