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Alexandrians protest in solidarity with fellow Egyptians in Suez

Egyptians, frustrated with the constant adjourning of trials against police officers accused of killing protesters, begin a sit-in in Suez, inspiring a solidarity sit-in in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Tuesday 5 Jul 2011

A group of Alexandrian activists started a sit-in at the Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in solidarity with Egyptians in Suez, who are currently sitting-in at Arbaen Square.

Activists in Suez objected to a court order to release officers accused of peaceful protesters in their city. The sit-in began in Suez at Arbaen Square and Egyptians in Alexandria followed suit in solidarity.

Sheikh Gamil Allam, the dean of Islamic studies institute in Alexandria, visited the protesters and warned them that thugs can interfere in the sit-in. The activists and protesters set up tents in front of the mosque. 

Alexandria has a similar trial against officers for killing protesters, which was adjourned last month to the coming 17 October, 2011, while the Suez trial was adjourned Monday to 14 September, 2011.

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