Egyptians rally ahead of anniversary of uprising

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 23:48

Cairo: Hundreds of Egyptians are marching
towards Tahrir Square ahead of the one-year anniversary of the
uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

The protesters set out from different neighborhoods in
Cairo today, which they have dubbed "the dream of the
martyrs."

They say the families of hundreds of people killed during
the uprising and the around 100 others that have been killed
in clashes with the military rulers that took over from
Mubarak have yet to get their "retribution."

Activists organised the rallies as part of a week of
"mourning and anger" around the Jan. 25 anniversary to muster
support for their call to end military rule. They say the
ruling generals have continued the policies of the toppled
regime.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 23:48

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