Marches across Egypt in solidarity with Suez Canal cities

Ahram Online, Tuesday 29 Jan 2013

Opposition groups to march on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in solidarity with Suez, Ismailia and Port Said which are under curfew following days of violence

Protests in solidarity with cities on the Suez Canal will take place across Egypt in the coming days.

President Mohamed Morsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and imposed a curfew from 9pm to 6am on the protest-filled cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez.

“No to the isolation of the canal, no to the state of emergency,” will be the slogan of the protests, said Egyptian Popular Current spokesperson Hossam Mo’nes.

The marches will take place across the country on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Constitution Party, Karama Party, Revolutionary Socialists, and others have announced their participation.

On Monday evening, thousands of people in the Canal cities chanted anti-Morsi and anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans, ignoring the 9pm to 6am curfew.

Egyptian Popular Current has postponed a convoy scheduled to leave for Port Said on Tuesday due to security restrictions.

On Tuesday, a Port Said solidarity march will leave Cairo's Talaat Harb Street at 9pm and end at Ramses Square.

On Wednesday, a Suez solidarity march will leave Rabaa’ El Adaweyya mosque in Nasr City at 9pm.

On Thursday, an Ismailia solidarity march will leave Nasr El-Din mosque in Haram and end at Dokki Square.


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