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VIDEO: Port Said protesters express anger with Morsi, vow to continue civil disobedience

Another day of marches and protests in Port Said saw demonstrators vow to continue their sit-ins and civil disobedience until their demands are met

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Protesters in Port Said are resorting to civil disobedience as their latest weapon in their fight to get their demands met.
The announcement of civil disobedience began on Sunday amidst a wave of protests. With an open ended sit-in outside the Port Said governorate building, and a host of government services and building being disrupted, demonstrators are determined to force the presidency and the rest of the country to take note. 
Protesters are angry after dozens of Port Saidis were shot to death at the end of January during clashes outside a prison, and then again days later outside a police station. The fighting began on January 26th after 21 Port Said residents were sentenced to death for their alleged involvement in a stadium massacre last year - something demonstrators feel was a severe miscarriage of justice.
Among the main demands are that there be a new investigation into last year's stadium massacre, that President Mohamed Morsi apologise for the deaths following the sentencing, and that those who were killed in clashes with police be acknowledged as martyrs of the revolution.
Video by Simon Hanna for Ahram Online
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