Salafists bring religious chants to Tahrir Square

Ahram Online, Tuesday 22 Nov 2011

Supporters of Salafist leader Hazem Salah Abou-Ismail clash with Tahrir demonstrators upon arriving at the square for breaking the no religious or party chants rule

Tahrir square
Tahrir square (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Supporters of presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abou-Ismail arrived in Tahrir Square early on Tuesday calling for Islamic rule ahead of a planned million-man protest.

The Salafist candidate’s followers chanted “Islamic, Islamic,” breaking the Tahrir demonstrators’ rule against religious slogans or chants.

The Tahrir demonstrators have banned political figures and religious currents from entering the square. 

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