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Rabaa El-Adawiya square named after Egypt's slain top prosecutor

The site of a large Islamist sit-in in 2013 following the ouster of ex-President Mohamed Morsi, the square will be renamed after Hisham Barakat who was assassinated last month by a car bomb

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Jul 2015
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Egypt's late prosecutor general Hisham Barakat (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt’s cabinet approved changing the name of Rabaa El-Adawiya Square, the most famous venue for Islamist protests and sit-ins in Cairo over the past few years, to Hisham Barakat Square -- the late prosecutor general who was assassinated late in June.

Rumors emerged immediately after the assassination of Barakat, who was killed in a car bomb attack, that Rabaa El-Adawiya would be named after Egypt’s slain top prosecutor. It was only confirmed over two weeks later.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed Barakat but many believe Islamist militants, whose operations intensified in Egypt over the past two years following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, were behind it.

Rabaa El-Adawiya is where Thousands staged a sit in to support Morsi in the wake of the nationwide protests against his rule. The sit-in remained for over a month calling for his reinstatement following his ouster on 3 July 2013.

The sit-in was forcibly dispersed by security personnel on 14 August, an event that saw hundreds killed mostly from the Islamist camp.

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Truth Ankh Amon
16-07-2015 11:42am
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Propaganda of Whom
Russell: do you work at Amnesty International in London ? Our greetings to Boumedouha and Cameron. If not, you must be blond, James Blond
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Khan
16-07-2015 06:15am
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Thousand are less one os more big logic
Curent criminal govt crosed the red line and using a unlawful logic thousand peace full protesters are less and one is more .the name must be shuhaada aquare coz uncoutnable blood are there
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Shibl
16-07-2015 01:29am
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The Truth
Power to the SISI for this courage! LIFE MASR ! no one talking about the cowards who hate their country and want to make terror for the people. No egyptian can call himself egyptian if he hurts other egyptian.
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Allen
15-07-2015 11:19pm
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Perfect name for the place.
The name of a victim of terrorism for the place where armed Muslim brotherhood terrorists were crushed.
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Russell
16-07-2015 12:30am
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Crushed!
"ALLEN" - if they were "crushed" at the square, who the hell killed Barakat? and the hundreds of soldiers and policemen who have died since??? You rants are increasingly illogical which i suppose only exposes the fantasy world of propaganda you live in.Take a break..
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Hur
15-07-2015 08:49pm
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hee he heee
40000 thousand protesters has been killed by sisi by force regime and now he want to hide all those blood shed but sisi will go very soon to icc
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Allen
16-07-2015 12:24am
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Amon don't assume "Hur" is not Egyptian.
He is a Muslim brotherhood hiding behind fake names, often goes by Khan. His profound illiteracy makes him easy to spot.
Truth Ankh Amon
15-07-2015 11:23pm
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Bla Bla Bla
It´s 60000 for Rabaa and 55000 for Nahda. No no no it´s 70000 for Rabaa and 80000 for Nahda. Maybe more. Do you Moustache Beardhood Cell Mates have problems with mathematics and numbers ? Statistics ? Vote results ? I am happy you are not Egyptian because even our kids are aware of the real facts and figures. So good luck for your future.
democracia
15-07-2015 11:01pm
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Dream on....
Dream on...And everytime one of you idiots write a comment there are 10 000 more dead protesters....
Tony
15-07-2015 10:45pm
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Lol!
Mr. But. Learn to stop spreading misinformation. 40,000 is an exaggeration...and many of those in the square were terrorists who reeked havoc in Cairo. Did we also forget that the mosque in that square had may torture chambers for Copts and anti-Islamist activists? Al Masry Al Youm reported that one awhile ago.
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