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Suez protesters continue sit-in for 10th day, despite vendetta clashes

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Suez protesters continued on Wednesday their sit-in in the main El-Arbaein Square for the tenth consecutive day, saying they won’t leave until their demands were entirely met. Mass protests and sit-ins swept through the city since July 4 when a criminal court released on bail seven police officers charged with killing and …


Thousands hold open sit-ins in Suez, Alexandria

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Thousands protested on Tuesday in Suez and Alexandria parallel to a sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, denouncing the two speeches of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and the ruling army council. In Suez, thousands gathered in the main El-Arbaein Square, dubbed by citizens the Martyrs Square, and began marching to the Suez Canal …


Suez protesters push for Tuesday protests, promise ‘surprise escalation’

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Protesters in Suez are calling for a million-man protest on Tuesday, echoing calls by Tahrir Square protesters, but also promising “surprising escalation measures not to be declared now,” member of the Suez Revolution Youth Coalition Ahmed Abdel Gawad told Daily News Egypt Monday. “We are already protesting in front of the …


Military police disperse Suez protest by force

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Military police on Sunday forcefully dispersed a sit-in by thousands of Suez protesters blocking the Suez-Ain Sokhna desert road, reportedly detaining a number of them, Suez Revolution Coalition member Ahmed Abdel-Gawad said. “The forces first fired in the air then clashed with protesters using electric shock prods when the protesters attempted to …


Shutting down Suez Canal would be a serious economic threat, say experts

CAIRO: Fear that protesters in Suez will disrupt the flow of maritime traffic in the Suez Canal were dispelled Sunday by director of the Suez Canal Authority Ahmed Al Manakhly in a phone in to a state TV program, when he said that despite demonstrations and sit-ins, traffic in the waterway is moving regularly, …


Court upholds release of Suez police officers on bail

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The Suez Criminal Court upheld Wednesday the release on bail of seven police officers charged with killing and injuring peaceful protester, rejecting an earlier request by the prosecutor general to revoke the decision. The court order stirred the outrage of the hundreds of protesters, including martyrs’ families, who attempted to break …


Outrage in Suez after policemen accused of killing protesters released on bail

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The Suez Criminal Court released on bail 14 defendants charged with the murder and attempted murder of peaceful protesters, causing outrage on Monday among Suez residents who demanded justice for the martyrs. Bail was set at LE 10,000 for each defendant, including 10 police officers, and the case was adjourned to …


Suez residents hold popular trial for ex-governor

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: About 5,000 residents of Suez governorate held a popular trial Friday afternoon for former governor Mohamed Seif Eddin Galal, according to activist Abel-Aziz Kamel. Residents of the area have accused Galal of allegedly being responsible for killing anti-regime protesters during the first days of the January 25 Revolution, as well as …


Violent clashes in Suez, police station set on fire

By Marwa Al-A’asar SUEZ, Egypt: Around 1,000 demonstrators clashed with security forces in Al-Arbeen Square and Al-Geish Street in the northern city of Suez Thursday, protesting the security’s alleged use of live ammunition during earlier protests which killed four people. A police station was set on fire as families of the victims who died in …


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