Tahrir protesters take break for Egypt-Ghana match

Ahram Online, Tuesday 19 Nov 2013

Two screens show Egypt v Ghana World Cup playoff during protest in Tahrir Square

Protesters take break to watch Egypt-Ghana match
Protesters take break to watch Egypt-Ghana match in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square have taken a break from protesting to watch Egypt's World Cup playoff on two large screens.

Egypt needs a five-goal victory to overturn their 6-1 thrashing in the first leg in Ghana in October.

Thousands of protesters had gathered in the square on the second anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes in November 2011 in which 47 people were killed.

Protesters said the screens were set up by "popular efforts."

Many watched the match while others continued to protest in nearby Mohamed Mahmoud Street.

The Way of the Revolution Front, opposed to both the military and Muslim Brotherhood, called for Tuesday's protests to remember the victims of clashes between anti-military protesters and security forces.

The clashes took place while the country was being governed by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces following president Hosni Mubarak's ouster in February 2011. Violence also erupted on the first anniversary of the clashes, when Mohamed Morsi was president, leaving three dead.

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