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Thousands rally to push goals of Egypt`s uprising

Last Updated: Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 22:55

Cairo: Thousands of Egyptians demonstrated across the country to denounce the president and purse the goals of the 2011 popular uprising.

Saturday`s protests marked the fifth anniversary of the formation of the April 6th Youth Movement started in 2008 under former President Hosni Mubarak. Workers in Mahalla tore down a poster of Mubarak in what was a daring move at the time.

The group also played a crucial role in the uprising that toppled Mubarak.

The movement initially backed President Mohammed Morsi in election run-offs last June, but has since turned against him. The opposition accuses him of acting like his autocratic predecessor and of not having an inclusive political process.

Morsi`s Muslim Brotherhood party says Morsi should be challenged at the ballot box, not in street protests.


First Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 22:55
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