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Egyptian youth sound the trumpet for a new million man march

Bloggers and activists call for a new million man march on Friday 1 April to press for demands to be fulfilled

Ahram Online, Monday 28 Mar 2011
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Egyptian bloggers and activists have called for a fresh million man march on Friday, 1 April.                      

The new protest will take place in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 25 January Revolution that lasted 18 days and resulted in the overthrow of ex-president Hosni Mubarak on 11 February.

Through Facebook and Twitter the organisers of the new rallies cited ‘unfulfilled demands’ as the reason for the need for a massive demonstration.

Bringing to justice Mubarak and his family members, who were allegedly involved in major embezzlements and many other infringements, is on top of the ‘neglected’ demands.

The protesters also stressed the importance of prosecuting Zakaria Azmi, Safwat Al-Sherif and Fathi Sorour. The trio are widely branded as ‘corrupt’ figures of the previous regime and ‘disciples’ of Mubarak, as well as being held responsible for the counter-revolution, which resulted in over 600 dead and several thousand injured.

Furthermore, they are demanding that all media figures associated with the old regime be removed from their positions effective immediately.

Around 500 journalists protested on Sunday in front of the national radio and TV headquarters known as the Maspero building before supporters of the 25 January Revolution joined them.

Dismantling the National Democratic Party, formerly headed by Mubarak, is also among the demands.

The latest million man march has been called by many names, including the "new Friday of rage" and "Friday of cleansing."

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John Ellis
29-03-2011 03:40pm
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High Society -- Dictators all
The Egyptian ruling class, that fraction of 1% we know and love as High Society, actually the dictator class, most unique is the way they have enriched and glorified the military generals who rule absolute over society. All the multinational corporations that the generals own, all that wealth, land and deadly force that they control, surely nothing short of a 20 million man march would it take to bring down such a power combine.
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Monty Aly
28-03-2011 10:26pm
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Move for justice
First tactical move to insure the revolution was to take over the TV and then newspapers. This will be the begining to free Egypt.Then move to trial for TREASON to Mubarak and his gang. Why is taking so long but is so fast to impose martial law to prosecute civilians for prostesting. Please give me a break. Tantawy must step down as he was a partner in Mubarak company all these years.
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