Egypt’s opposition groups call for protests on 2nd anniversary of toppling MubarakSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 11/02/2013 3:16 am in World / 2 comments
CAIRO, Feb. 10 — Some Egyptian opposition movements called for massive protests on Monday to mark the 2nd anniversary of ousting former President Hosni Mubarak, official MENA news agency reported Sunday.
The groups also demanded toppling the ruling administration, achieving social justice and retaliating for the martyrs, the report said.
According to MENA, two marches will be organized from Saydiah Zaynab and Ramsis mosques to the iconic Tahrir square in downtown Cairo on Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the so-called “Black Bloc” group threatened to break into the presidential palace on Monday “if the president and the Muslim Brotherhood do not leave,” official Ahram newspaper said Sunday.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the group threatened to break into the presidential palace Monday afternoon, unless President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood announce resignation. “This is the beginning of civil disobedience,” it added.
Yet it is noteworthy that members of the group, wearing black clothes, have been accused lately of being engaged in acts of sabotage during recent anti-government demonstrations.
Meantime, the Popular Current also called for a mourning march near Tahrir on Sunday for their member Mohamed el-Gendi, who was reportedly tortured to death recently by the police forces.
One was killed and 216 others were injured during the clashes that erupted Friday between security forces and anti-government protesters across Egypt.
Some protesters demanded sacking the current “unqualified” government, interior minister and prosecutor-general, amending the newly-drafted controversial constitution and trying those responsible for the deaths of over 50 protesters in previous clashes with security forces.