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Opposition rallies Friday to condemn 'Morsi failures', demand early elections

Cairo's Imbaba and Heliopolis to witness protests calling for action against deteriorating economic and social conditions

Ahram Online, Friday 10 May 2013
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Anti-Morsi protesters walk near banner in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 2012 (Photo: Reuters)
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Opposition groups will hold two marches in Cairo on Friday to condemn the "failures of President Mohamed Morsi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood."

A march will begin at Virgin Mary Church in Cairo’s working class district of Imbaba at 5pm and finish at Imbaba court.

During the march, the grassroots Rebel Movement will be collecting signatures calling for the withdrawal of confidence in President Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, and for early presidential elections to be held.

According to a statement published by the Free Front for Peaceful Change (FFPC), a revolutionary youth coalition and one of the main organisers of the march, the rally will also protest rising prices, deteriorating economic and social conditions, the lack of security and the targeting and arresting of activists.

Egyptian Popular Current, Constitution Party and April 6 – Democratic Front have endorsed the protest.

Meanwhile, the FFPC has called for another protest at 6:30pm in Al-Alf Maskan Square in Cairo’s upscale Heliopolis district in coordination with the Constitution Party, Socialist Popular Alliance and Egyptian Social Democratic Party.

The protest will also "condemn the performance of President Mohamed Morsi and his economic policies."

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mohammed moiduddin
11-05-2013 07:09am
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Take a chill pill
Give Morsi some time, he is doing the best with what he has. The NSF 3 stooges offer no alternative plans and are just to great power- they would ruin the country. Morsi is getting real economic prosperity by encouragement investments to validate the currency, that will bill real jobs. More foreign partnerships and friendly business climate will allow more companies to come. If you protest every day egypt will have bad image and no one will help it. Morsi has no real parliament b/c of judges supported by NSF. He is getting millions from business men. You guys really need to check your news. I am an American and can see he is doing good. Some people in Egypt just think you take a loan and fix the economy not simple.
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Loay Saeed Abdel Wahab
10-05-2013 03:51pm
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Stop judging too early.
I like how they think that less than 1 year is more than enough to bring the country back to it's feet and become as rich as china after 30 years of dictatorship ruling and a ministry that stole the country's wealth, Stupidity is priceless... We should wait around 4 to 5 years and Egypt should be a great country once again. And also, Things like the EGP's value dropping is not surprising, The same thing happened in Romania and the Czech Republic. A few months after their revolution, Their currency's value also dropped Morsi is actually doing very good compared to someone in his first 12 month of presidency. He even managed to return billions of stolen Dollars and Egyptian pounds back to the country, And he also increased the bond between Egypt and many powerful countries. And the reason why many people who work in media say bad things about Morsi and not a single good thing about him, Why? Because he made them earn not more than 50,000 Egyptian pounds, They want him to resign,To stop being the president. So that they would start earning millions of dollars around every month once again. So give Morsi a chance. I am sure that Egypt will become one of the greatest countries in the world once again in just a few years. Just like in Turkey, They had many economic problems, And in just 5 years, It's president was able to make it the most powerful Islamic country in the world. Egypt will once again become the most powerful country in the middle east, You just wait and you will see.
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Farid
10-05-2013 02:08pm
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Questionnaire
Lets proceed study and see how Ahram Online readers will vote... If you are calling for the withdrawal of confidence in President Mohamed Morsi, and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood - give THUMB UP. Otherwise - Thumb Down.
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Sam Enslow
10-05-2013 01:15pm
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To Protest is Only Third of the Job
It is proper and correct to protest against President Morsy and anyone else believed not be be accomplishing the goals of The Revolution. But that is only a third the job if one wants to gain support from the people of Egypt. You must also identify specific problems and write a specific program on how these problems will be fixed. Then you must take your program to the villages and sell it to the people, actually talk with them and learn from them. Elites talking to other elites will accomplish nothing. It still seems everyone wants to rule (not govern) Egypt, but do not want to say where Egypt is going or how it will get there. The first leader who does this and offers encouragement, honesty, and hope will be allowed to govern Egypt. The days of "You will do as I say or be punished" are over. As one woman voter said, "I may be illiterate, but I am not stupid."
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