26 April 2013

Egypt: Scores Rally in Tahrir, Prepare for March to High Court of Justice

Photo: Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua
An anti-government protester waves the Egyptian flag outside the High Court.

Scores of demonstrators on Friday rallied in Tahrir Square in preparation for a march headed to the High Court of Justice in downtown Cairo to declare their support for judges.

The march comes one day after Islamist forces decided to postpone their Friday demonstrations calling for purging the judiciary.

We decided to postpone tomorrow's demonstration to provide a calm atmosphere for discussing the judicial authority law, the Islamist parties said.

On the other hand, Kefaya Movement called for demonstrating today in Tahrir Square to support the judiciary.

April 6's Democratic Front had also called for organising a march from KitKat Square to the Ettihadeya presidential palace in Cairo's Masr al-Gedida.

Scores were injured last Friday in clashes that broke out in front of the High Court of Justice in a demonstration the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi parties had called for.

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