Service on Nile for Maspero victims cancelled
Ahram Online, Thursday 17 Nov 2011

The Maspero Youth Union has cancelled a service to commemorate the Maspero martyrs on a Nile cruise boat on Thursday evening as a result of the violence in Shubra.

The boat’s owner refused them permission to rent the boat due security concerns, stating that the river police said it would be vulnerable when travelling beneath bridges.

A march -to commemorate the 40-day anniversary of the victims of Maspero clashes- was attacked earlier on Thursday, leaving at least 4 injured.

The Maspero clashes with the army on 9 October left at least 26 dead and more than 300 injured.

It is common in Egyptian culture to commemorate the 40th day after a death.