Protests continue Egypt-wide in response to Mubarak trial verdicts

Ahram Online, Sunday 3 Jun 2012

Demonstrations are set to take place on Sunday in Cairo, Alex, Suez and Mansoura to protest Saturday's contentious Mubarak trial verdicts

Tahrir square
Anti-verdict protests in Tahrir square on Saturday (Photo: Mai Saheen)

Demonstrators remained on the streets of Egypt on Sunday in response to Saturday's Mubarak trial verdicts.

In the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, a demonstration has been planned in front of the Nour Mosque to protest the rulings – which exonerated ousted president Mubarak's two sons and six senior ex-interior ministry officials – and stress that Egypt's revolution remains ongoing.

Not far from Mansoura, protesters plan to converge in front the Fath Mosque in the coastal city of Zagazig. Both protests are expected to kick off at 4pm, along with a third scheduled rally in Port Said in front of the Abbasi Mosque.

At 6pm, Alexandrian demonstrators will gather for a protest in front the Yehya Mosque in the Zizenya district to demand accountability for those involved in killing protesters during last year's Tahrir Square uprising.  

In Suez, meanwhile, protests in the city's centrally-located Arbeen Square remain ongoing.

And in Cairo, Tahrir Square remained the main venue for demonstrations on Sunday.  

Marches from the Shubra district, the Fath Mosque in downtown Cairo and the Rabaa Mosque in the Heliopolis district will all be heading to the flashpoint square at around 5pm.

Egyptian student groups, meanwhile, plan to lead their own protest marches at noon. Cairo University students plan to meet in front of Qasr Al-Eini Medical School at 12pm before heading to Tahrir Square.

Another protest will set out at noon from Ain Shams University for Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court to demand the dismissal of Egypt's public prosecutor.

Spontaneous mass protests broke out in several Egyptian cities and Cairo on Saturday following the announcement of the controversial verdicts.

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