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Mothers of slain protesters demonstrate at Morsi’s house

Dozens of protesters chanted against the president outside his house in New Cairo

Ahram Online, Friday 21 Jun 2013
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Dozens of protesters gathered in front of President Mohamed Morsi’s house in the suburb of New Cairo on Friday morning, denouncing what they described as the president's failure to obtain justice for slain protesters.

The protest was attended by several mothers of those slain during the 2011 revolution, who chanted against the president and prayed.

Among the protesters was mother of Khaled Said. Said was killed by two policemen in Alexandria in June 2010 and subsequently became a symbol of the struggle against police torture.

Reports suggested that the president had left his house to avoid the protesters.

Journalist Rasha Azab posted on Twitter, “Morsi has fled from the martyrs’ mothers.”

Several security cordons have been erected in front of the house.

The protest was called for by a campaign called ‘We’re following you’ which follows the work of fact-finding committee which was drawn up by Morsi in July 2012 to investigate the killing of unarmed protesters since 2011.

Earlier this year, members of the fact-finding committee accused the president of ignoring their conclusions after leaks from the committee’s reports were revealed.

The protest also took place to mobilise for 30 June, when nationwide anti-Morsi rallies are planned to push for early presidential elections.

On Thursday, the anti-Morsi ‘Rebel’ campaign announced that it has reached its target of 15 million signatures in support of a "withdrawal of confidence" from the president.

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