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Mass protests called for on Friday

Opposing sides call for “mass mobilisation” and marches on same day.


The Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit in has been ongoing for over two weeks (Photo by By Aaron T. Rose)
The Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit in has been ongoing for over two weeks
(Photo by By Aaron T. Rose)

Tamarod and the Muslim Brotherhood are calling for protests on Friday, according to their respective websites.

The Brotherhood has marches planned from 18 different mosques in Cairo according to their website, and the Freedom and Justice Party’s media office said that some will head to Rabaa Al-Adaweya where the two-week long sit-in is located, while others are going to Nahda Square.

The marches in Cairo, as well as in all other governorates, will begin after Friday prayers under the slogan of “The People Demand the Downfall of the Coup,” the Brotherhood’s website said.

Tamarod is planning a “mass mobilisation” in Tahrir Square and at Itihadeya Presidential Palace after sundown, said media coordinator Mai Wahba of Tamarod.

Tamarod’s website stated that the protests, which have been organised with other political groups as well, are under the slogan of “The people against Terrorism, with the goal to “ensure the gains of the June 30 protests that came in continuation to the January 25 Revolution.”

Tamarod has also called for protests in several different countries “in rejection of American interference” in Egyptian politics, according to their website.

The planned Muslim Brotherhood march sites include: Al-Khazindar Mosque in Shubra, Suhaib Al-Romy Mosque in Sharabiya, Al-Salam Mosque in Al-Zawaya, Al-Taqwa Mosque in Shubra Al-Kheima, Al-Quds Mosque in Al-Marg, Noor Al-Hamdy Mosque in Matareya, Al-Aziz Bellah Mosque in Al-Zaitoun, Al-Salam Mosque in Madinet Nasr, Al-Hamd Mosque in the Fifth Settlement, Al-Mahdy Mosque in Al-Salam, Al-Meraghy Mosque in Helwan, Omar Ibn Al-Aas Mosque in Old Cairo, Al-Rahman Al-Rahim Mosque on Salah Salem, Moustafa Mahmoud Mosque and Al-Maghfirah Mosque in Mohandiseen, Al-Sabah Mosque, Meshary Mosque and Al-Tawhid Mosque in Al-Haram.

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