Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

8 February 2013

Egypt: Suez Protesters Call for Ousting Mursi, Trying Interior Minister

Several parties on Friday organised protests in Suez's al-Arba'een Square to demand ousting President Mohamed Mursi and sacking Prime Minister Hisham Kandil and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim as well as trying them for killing protesters.

"Mursi has failed to achieve any of the January 25 revolution's demands," demonstrators told Aswat Masriya reporter.

They refused to acknowledge the fact-finding committee which Egypt's Shura Council had formed and demanded forming a fact-finding committee of judges to investigate the killing of Suez protesters.

The protesters also demanded sacking the governor of Suez as he is rumoured to be a Muslim Brotherhood member.

Suez had witnessed acts of violence during demonstrations on the second anniversary of the uprising.

Nine had been killed in the clashes, prompting Mursi to declare a state of emergency and impose a curfew in Suez as well as two other Canal cities.

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