Crowds mark Egypt's 1952 revolution at Tahrir, presidential palace

MENA and Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Jul 2013

Egyptians gather in Cairo to celebrate 1952 revolution which overthrew the monarchy

Dozens of protesters converged on the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday evening, in celebration of the 61st anniversary of the 1952 revolution which overthrew Egypt's 150-year-old monarchy.

The revolution was led by the Free Officers Movement which included three men who would go on to become president - Mohamed Naguib, Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat.

Protesters are reportedly gathering in front of the palace's Gate 4, chanting pro-military slogans.

A substantial number of security forces have been deployed to the area.

Hundreds are also celebrating the revolution's anniversary in Tahrir Square, holding pictures of Abdel-Nasser.

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