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Pro-Brotherhood demonstrators attack 'Accountability Friday' protest in Tahrir

Stone-throwing and sporadic fighting continues in Tahrir Square between secularist and Islamist protesters

Ahram Online, Friday 12 Oct 2012
Tahrir square (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
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Clashes have erupted between hundreds of protesters in Tahrir Square after pro-Brotherhood supporters destroyed the stage of Hamdeen Sabbahi's Popular Current.

Ahram Online's reporter on the ground says a number of people have been injured so far.

Supporters of President Mohamed Morsi currently make up the majority of protesters in the square as numbers continue to grow after Friday prayers.

Chants condemning the judiciary's decision to clear 24 former regime officials of orchestrating the Battle of the Camel are ringing out around the square.

Dozens of protesters are on their way from Cairo University on a march organised by Hamdeen Sabbahi's Popular Current to demand social justice, an independent judiciary and a constitution that represents all Egyptians.

A second march containing members of April 6 Youth Movement (Democratic Front), Revolutionary Socialists and Workers' and Peasants' Party is moving towards the square from Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandiseen to call for a reformed Constituent Assembly.

Other marches with similar demands are on their way to the square from the Al-Nour, Al-Istikama, Sayeda Zeinab mosques and Dawran Shubra Square.

Fighting had broken out earlier in the day between pro- and anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in the square.

According to an Ahram Online reporter on the ground, pro-Brotherhood supporters attacked a stage built by secular groups and burnt a banner calling for the reformation of the Constituent Assembly.

There was stone-throwing in the nearby Mohamed Mahmoud Street around midday.

Two major protests are scheduled to take place in the square after Friday prayers.

Liberal and leftists forces have called for a protest dubbed "Accountability Friday" to mark the end of President Mohamed Morsi's first 100-days in office and to demand a reformed Constituent Assembly that represents all Egyptians. They are also calling for the implementation of a minimum and maximum wage and a reduction in the price of basic commodities.

The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists forces have called for a simultaneous protest, also in Tahrir Square, to condemn the acquittal of 25 former regime figures who were accused of involvement in the Battle of the Camel during the January 25 Revolution.

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Dahrough, Poert Said
12-10-2012 06:07pm
Evil Intentions
As cultists, Brotherhood plan is to abdicate freedom, obress women, and control the media. It is worse than military dictatorship. We will prevail and save Islam and our country from those fanatics. THanks AO as important pillar of democracy.
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13-10-2012 10:21am
come on
your comment is a good example of pure floul propaganda

Amourah Idris, Aswan
12-10-2012 05:54pm
True Brotherhood Intentions
They are using force and all kinds of tricks including forging election to grap power. They will never hijack our freedom as they did to merciful Islam.
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Aladdin, Egypt
12-10-2012 01:46pm
Thanks AO
Your fair and balanced reproting to educate the masses in our ctritical conjuction is highly appreciated. We will never andiocate our new freedom to anyone or groups. Allah AKber.
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Aziz, Alex
12-10-2012 01:40pm
The Misguided People
Brotherhood memebers have violated the original message of their "Morshid Bannah" to advocate merciful Islam. They became cultists and murderers for lust of power. Allah Kabeer.
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