Revolution's Youth Union considers a new Tahrir sit-in after govt beat protesters out

Ahram Online, Tuesday 2 Aug 2011

In light of Egypt's military and police resurgence of violence to kick protesters out of Tahrir Square, the Revolution's Youth Union considers making a comeback

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Hundreds of individual protesters returned to Tahrir last night (Photo by: May Shaheen)

Egypt's Revolution’s Youth Union,a prominent revolutionary youth group in the country, has threatened to cancel its decision to suspend the sit-in at Tahrir Square after the military and police forcibly dispersed the sit-in there on Monday.

Amr Hamed, a member in the Union, revealed to Al-Ahram Arabic portal that the union is considering restarting a sit-in at Tahrir or Omar Makram Square to condemn the government’s attack on the protesters Monday .

Hamed condemned the state’s violence against the protesters, which is reminiscent of the violence seen under ousted president Mubarak’s regime. The Union's demand the immediate release of detainees and an investigation of Monday’s violent dispersion.

Hamed El-Khasaf, a member of the Union’s administration, insisted that instead of fulfilling the demands of the revolution, that some have plans to sabotage the revolution and defame the image of the revolutionaries.

Furthermore, he complains that while other Cairo neighborhoods are vulnerable to criminals, the square has an extensive presence of central security forces’ vehicles. El-Khasaf pointed out that this contradicts the minister of interior’s plans of transforming central security forces into security patrols. 


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