Protesters planning mass demo return to presidential palace

Protesters planning mass demo return to presidential palace

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Mon, 17/12/2012 - 17:46

Protesters headed back to the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace on Monday in preparation for a mass demonstration the National Salvation Front has planned for tomorrow against the alleged rigging of the first round of voting in the constitutional referendum.

In front of the palace’s main gate, protesters chanted slogans against the manipulation of the referendum results and called for President Mohamed Morsy’s resignation. Tight security measures were taken in the area.

Small scuffles broke out between protesters and security forces when the demonstrators attempted to pass the barriers in front of the gate. Central Security Forces arrested some of the protesters.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm