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Canal cities organize nightly football matches to defy curfew

Canal cities organize nightly football matches to defy curfew | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
In defiance of the state of emergency declared amid unrest in Suez Canal Zone cities, some activists are organizing football matches during curfew hours.
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The governors of Suez, Ismailia and Port Said reduced the curfew hours in their cities Wednesday, pushing them back to 1 am or 2 am. It was unclear whether the football matches would also be moved later to continue defying the curfew.  

"The idea [for the football tournament] was welcomed by the sons of the three canal cities, who said it was a creative idea to resist authoritarianism …" said Hany Mahdy, one of the organizers in Port Said.

Hundreds of fans and members of revolutionary groups recently attended a match in Ismailia, in which a team named "Revolution" beat a team called "Shater" 5–0.

"A number of military officers have expressed desire to participate in the games and offered to informally host the matches in Armed Forces stadiums, but the organizers [refused], stressing that the message must be clear in streets and squares," Mahdy told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

He said teams made up of young players would travel between the three cities for matches and television stations would also be invited to broadcast the games.

Port Said football fans are also preparing for the matches.

"If the Armed Forces expressed willingness to participate, they would be put on the schedule of matches," said Ali al-Saify, the leader of the Green Eagles, an ultras fan club affiliated with the official league team Masry.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


More : http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/canal-cities-organize-nightly-football-matches-defy-curfew

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Ismailia governor reduces curfew to 3 hours

Ismailia governor reduces curfew to 3 hours | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Ismailia governor Gamal Imbaby decided on Wednesday to reduce the curfew to three hours only, starting from 2 a.m., sources have told Reuters.

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi had declared a 30-day state of emergency in Suez, Port Said and Ismailia and imposed a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew on them.

 

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Breaking: Mursi authorizes governors in Suez cities to reduce or cancel curfew

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President Mohamed Mursi on Tuesday authorized governors of three Suez Canal cities to cancel the curfew imposed on these cities or reduce it, al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel reported.

Mursi had declared Suez, Port Said, and Ismailia in a 30-day state of emergency and imposed a 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. curfew on them.

 

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Violence rages as Egyptians defy curfew

Violence rages as Egyptians defy curfew | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands of Egyptian protesters ignored a curfew Monday to take to the streets in cities along the Suez Canal, defying a state of emergency imposed by Islamist President Mohammad Mursi to end days of violence that has killed at least 51 people.


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The demonstrators accuse Mubarak’s successor Mursi of betraying the revolution that brought down the former dictator. The Muslim Brotherhood leader and his supporters accuse the protesters of seeking to overthrow the country’s first ever democratically elected leader through undemocratic means. (...)

A Cabinet source told Reuters any trials would be in civilian courts, but the step is likely to anger protesters who accuse Mursi of using tactics similar to those used by Mubarak.

Propelled to the presidency in a June election by the Brotherhood, Mursi has lurched through a series of political crises and violent demonstrations while trying to shore up the economy and prepare for a parliamentary election to cement the new democracy in a few months.

This instability unnerves Western capitals, where officials worry about the direction of a key regional player that has a peace deal with Israel. The United States condemned the deadly violence and called on Egyptian leaders to make clear such actions are not acceptable.

Reutersn via The Daily Star


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Port-Said , Suez and Ismailia show the world how to celebrate a Curfew in an Egyptian way !

Port-Said , Suez and Ismailia show the world how to celebrate a Curfew in an Egyptian way ! | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Today the people of Port Said , Suez and Ismailia are celebrating the first of the curfew imposed by President Morsi on their cities for a month.
Ismailia , the quiet city which people usually go to sleep before 12 AM is awake with thousands of protesters from locals roaming the town chanting anti-Morsi and anti-MB slogans mocking the curfew.

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The people in Ismailia also are holding football tournament calling it “The Curfew Mundial” . They even played football match with the army forces in the city !!!! 
Suez also thousands and thousands went to the streets since 9 PM in defiance celebrating with fireworks and chants against Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood as well. (Egyptian Chronicles)

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Egypte : la poursuite du couvre-feu laissée à l'appréciation des gouverneurs

Le président égyptien Mohamed Morsi a annoncé mercredi matin qu'il laissait aux gouverneurs de la région du canal de Suez le soin de poursuivre ou de lever le couvre-feu en fonction des conditions de sécurité dans leur gouvernorat respectif, a rapporté l'agence de presse officielle MENA.

Dimanche, M. Morsi avait pris la décision d'imposer un couvre-feu et un état d'urgence de 30 jours dans les gouvernorats de Port-Saïd, Suez et Ismaïlia, en raison des affrontements sanglants survenus au cours du week-end. Cette décision n'a cependant pas empêché des milliers de manifestants de descendre dans les rues et de braver le couvre-feu jusque très tard dans la nuit malgré la présence de l'armée.

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Suez Canal governors can amend curfew: Egypt President

Suez Canal governors can amend curfew: Egypt President | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
The President Morsi has granted the governors of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez the authority to amend or cancel a recently imposed curfew.
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The move comes in response to the first national dialogue session, official presidential sources told the Turkish Anadolu news agency.

On Sunday, President Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergence and a daily 9pm to 6am curfew in the cities which were witnessing widespread protests.

On Saturday, violence erupted in Port Said after 21 local people were sentenced to death for their role in a deadly football riot in February 2012.

Violent protests erupted in Suez and Ismailia on Friday's second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.

Morsi has been criticised by his opponents for what they say is his poor reaction to clashes that left at least 39 civilians and two police officers dead in Port Said. In Suez, nine people died, including one police conscript. At least one civilian was reported killed in Ismailia.

Protests against the curfew and state of emergency continued in the three cities on Tuesday.

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Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi instructed governors in Ismailiya, Port Said and Suez to ease or annul the state of emergency imposed this week.

 

More than 59 people have been killed in demonstrations that led Morsi to declare a state of emergency Sunday in the three cities and impose a night- time curfew in an attempt to halt the unrest, al-Arabiya said Wednesday.

Morsi's move caused the violence to worsen and fresh clashes erupted in a number of cities Tuesday, al-Arabiya said.

 

The situation led Morsi to cancel a planned trip to France.(...)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/01/30/Egyptian-president-may-ease-restrictions/UPI-32511359545884/




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Curfew, unrest is bad news for Canal cities’ business

Curfew, unrest is bad news for Canal cities’ business | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Businesses remained open on Monday night in Suez, Ismailia, and Port Said, in defiance of curfew from 9 pm to 6 am imposed on the Suez Canal region’s major cities, according to business leaders in the region.
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“The people of Suez refuse the curfew,” Mohamed al-Mallah, head of the Suez Chambers of Commerce, told Egypt Independent. “Closing shops and cafes are unacceptable. The city of Suez is a tourististic city, we have hotels and restaurants along the coast from Port Tawfiq to Ain Sokhna. The curfew will affect all these businesses and the people working there.”

He also pointed to the industrial zones in Suez, Sokhna and Attaqa and how the curfew will impact their working shifts of factories operating in the area.

Mallah said the curfew could further interrupt the shipping of fuel and food commodities in Suez governorate, which is already threatened by food shortages.  Most of the region’s shipping and transportation, he added, take place at night.

The governorate of Suez imports most of its food and goods requirements. (...)

Shipping and handling activities at the major ports in Suez, Adabeya, Sokhna and Suez ports will continue as scheduled, Khalil said, though he fears that some ships may refuse to enter Egyptian ports due to security fears.

He confirmed that Suez Canal is regular remains regular, due to the heavy Marine guard on the waterway.

In Ismailia, people also took to the streets to protest the state of emergency and to defy the curfew, even holding a football match in front of the governorate headquarters during curfew hours.

 

More : http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/curfew-unrest-bad-news-canal-cities-business?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Thousands march to defy curfew in Suez

Thousands march to defy curfew in Suez | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Around 3,000 protesters in Suez organised on Monday night a protest to march from al-Arba'een Square to al-Geish Street to demand ending the 30-day curfew President Mohamed Mursi has imposed on three Suez Canal cities.

Mursi on Sunday declared a state of emergency on Port Said, Suez, and Ismailia for 30-days.

Army forces deployed their troops in these cities.

Prime Minister Hisham Kandil's cabinet earlier today approved a draft law that gives the military the authority to arrest citizens.

Protesters waved the flags of Egypt and Suez and chanted slogans that call for toppling Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood, an Aswat Masriya witness said.

The protesters said they will not stop demonstrating until "the regime is overthrown", the witness added.

"The army will not impose a curfew; the people of Suez will impose a curfew on themselves if they are in danger so that army forces may arrest the outlaws," Major General Osama Askar, leader of the third field army, stated.

 

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