Egyptian activists call for first million man march against Israel Friday

Ahram Online, Wednesday 24 Aug 2011

Protest called to raise the pressure on the Egyptian authorities to expel Israel's ambassador to Cairo following the death last week of five soldiers along the border in Sinai

Poster: The People Want to expel the ambassador(Photo: Mai Shaheen)

A number of political activists have called for a million man protest outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo next Friday. The call came out on Tuesday, setting the aim of the protest will be to demand the expelling of the Israeli ambassador in Cairo and the withdrawal of the Egyptian ambassador in Tel Aviv.

 This comes amid declining numbers at the protest and sit-in outside the Israeli embassy in Giza.

 Egyptian activists have been holding a sit-in in front of the embassy in Giza for five days in a row.

 Another sit-in outside the residence of the Israeli ambassador in the Maadi suburb of Cairo continues amid calls for escalating pressure on the diplomat to leave the country.

 The Israeli killing of five Egyptian soldiers in Sinai last week has spurred thousands to protest against the presence of Israeli diplomatic missions in Egypt.

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