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April 6 to protest extension of Egypt's state of emergency

Activists demand an end to the state of emergency in Egypt, renewed Thursday for two months, saying emergency law didn't help combat terrorism or establish security under Mubarak

Ahram Online, Sunday 15 Sep 2013
Founder of April 6 youth movement Ahmed Maher (Photo: Ahram)
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Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement is calling for protests Monday to oppose the extension of the state of emergency in the country.

The protest, which will take place on Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo at 6pm, is also calling for putting an end to “random arrests” and the release to those who have faced such arrest.

Khaled El-Masry, head of the movement’s media bureau, asserted that the imposition of a state of emergency for years in Egypt did not stop terrorism or achieve security.

“The movement is also convinced that the penal code is enough to implement the law and put criminals on trial,” added El-Masry.

Besides April 6, the Revolutionary Socialists and Strong Egypt Piarty will also be participating.

Egyptian Interim President Adly Mansour decided Thursday to extend the state of emergency for two months.

The state of emergency was imposed 14 August amid clashes that followed the bloody dispersal of two sit-ins of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. More than 600 citizens and over 40 officers were killed in the ensuing violence. 

As a result, a night-to-morning curfew was imposed in 14 governorates. Authorities say the curfew could be futher shortened, based on the security status in the country.

Emergency laws were in place throughout the 30-year rule of former president Hosni Mubarak. Abolishing emergency law was among the key demands of the January 2011 uprising.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) cancelled emergency law during its period of rule.

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Terrance Lewis
16-09-2013 07:11am
Wait and See
Will the Egyptian Government prevent the April 6th movement from assembling in Talaat Haarb Square? We will see if the Army treat them the same as the MB. Shoot them in the heart (as the Deputy Interior Minister commanded)? We will See.
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15-09-2013 03:34pm
These people are major trouble makers
After MB, these guys should be put in their places. Tamarod should do a counter protest and prove the egyptian society is not with these April 6 gangs
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16-09-2013 08:27am
Supporters of Tyranny, Repression and Dictatorship
Egypt will be best without the supporters of dictators. People from all over the know there is nor rule of law now. There is a rule of whims and fancies from a handful self appointed government leaders who give themselves illegal powers. They are not supported by a minority of Egyptians elites who manipulate everything that you can name on this earth. They are great liars responsible for the massacres of thousands of Egyptians

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