Anti-Mubarak groups vow Friday protest in Cairo

A man shouts anti-government slogans during a protest against the court dropping its case against Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo December 2, 2014.

A man shouts anti-government slogans during a protest against the court dropping its case against Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo December 2, 2014.

Groups dubbed “revolutionary” are vowing a protest on Friday after an Egypt court cleared charges against toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, a local newspaper reported.

The groups include the April 6 Youth Movement, Revolutionary Socialists, Youth for Justice and Freedom, Constitution Party and Strong Egypt Party, Ahram Online reported Thursday.

“The corrupt and tyrannical regime that Egyptians revolted against is back, but the martyrs are not,” they said on a Facebook event launched to call for the demonstration.

While they called their planned demonstration: “The Martyr’s Right… A popular trial for the ousted president and his regime,” the venue for the protest is said to take place at the Cairo Opera, west of Tahrir Square.

The April 6 Youth Movement, which was one of the main forces behind toppling Mubarak in the 2011 uprising, urged other political factions to stay united.

In late November, clashes between police and angry protesters at the court’s verdict left one person killed and three others injured in Cairo.

The protest appears to have started with secular leaning activists but was joined by supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement.

 
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