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Egypt to face its first Tunisian-inspired protests

Egyptians plan to mark tomorrow`s holiday honouring the much-feared police force with protests.



Cairo: Egyptians plan to mark tomorrow`s
holiday honouring the much-feared police force with protests
being organised through Twitter and Facebook, where 80,000
Egyptians have logged their support.

Drawing inspiration from the popular revolt in
Tunisia, organisers have dubbed the protests "the day of
revolution against torture, poverty, corruption and
unemployment."

The people`s fear of a heavy security crackdown makes
it hard to predict the actual size of the protests in Cairo
and Alexandria.

Organisers on Facebook challenged people to stand up,
saying, "We are not less than Tunisia."

Almost immediately after the January 14 ouster of
Tunisia`s longtime president, all eyes focused on Egypt, with
observers wondering if the dramatic events could spur unrest
against another entrenched Arab regime.

PTI

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