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Port Said ends civil disobedience, week response in schools

Port Said ends civil disobedience, week response in schools | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Despite calls for schools to resume classes, many parents have kept their children at home in Port Said, said an Aswat Masriya witness.

In mid-February, hundreds of residents started a civil disobedience, demanding justice and an apology from the president and his administration for what they believe is negligence of their demands.

Almost all schools have suspended classes since the beginning of the civil disobedience. 

Forty-two people were killed when violence erupted in Port Said at the end of January when relatives of defendants sentenced to death for involvement in football riots that killed over 70 people last February clashed with police.

Meanwhile, the Teacher's Independent Syndicate denounced the governor's decision to resume education, saying that the decision came without consulting the teachers.

Most companies, factories and government facilities resumed work at a normal pace in Port Said, after the Armed Forces assumed the irresponsibility of securing the governorate.

 

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Egypte: un mort et des dizaines de blessés dans des heurts nocturnes

Une personne a été tuée et des dizaines ont été blessées dans des accrochages nocturnes entre policiers et manifestants dans la ville de Mansoura au nord du Caire, a indiqué samedi un responsable de la sécurité.

La police a tiré des gaz lacrymogènes vendredi soir sur les protestataires qui tentaient de prendre d'assaut le QG du gouvernorat à Mansoura, dans le Delta du Nil, où les manifestations anti-gouvernementales avaient commencé il y a une semaine, selon lui. (...)

Mansoura est la dernière en date des provinces du pays à lancer une campagne de désobéissance civile, après celles de Port Saïd, Ismaïliya et Suez. (AFP, via La Croix)


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Désobéissance civile en Egypte: Unis contre un Etat qui ne les écoute pas

Désobéissance civile en Egypte: Unis contre un Etat qui ne les écoute pas | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Le mouvement s’intensifie à Port-Saïd, sacrifiée sur l’autel de la paix sociale. Les promesses de prospérité ne suffisent pas à calmer les esprits. Reportage.

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Sur la rue Mohamad Ali, les manifestants tiennent un sit-in devant le commissariat sous le slogan « Le peuple est au service du peuple ». Ils rédigent et collectent, le plus sérieusement du monde, des procès-verbaux des citoyens contre le président et les Frères musulmans.

« Nous ne sommes pas des voyous comme le dit le régime. Nous sommes des héros de l’histoire de l’Egypte. Nous voulons les droits de nos enfants et les excuses publiques de la présidence, pour restaurer la dignité de Port-Saïd », dit Magdi Al-Khayat, 50 ans, propriétaire de boutique. Arabi, 28 ans, renchérit : « Essam Al-Eriane et sa clique mentent effrontément en déclarant que notre grève est organisée par des voyous payés 100 L.E. par jour ».

 

(Ola Hamdi/Ah-Ahram Hebdo)

 

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Mansoura: clashes & civil disobedience عصيان مدني واشتباكات في المنصورة

Protesters in the Egyptian Delta city of Mansoura return to the governorate building where activists say a call for civil disobedience was violently attacked by the Muslim Brotherhood

26th Feb - Protesters in Mansoura return to the Dakahleya governorate building to continue their demonstrations, a day after clashes erupted between them and members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

On Sunday the 24th February activists called for a campaign of civil disobedience. Protesters say on Monday this was disrupted on Monday first by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and then by riot police who fired tear gas.  

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Monday’s papers: Civil disobedience spreads and elections on the horizon

Monday’s papers: Civil disobedience spreads and elections on the horizon | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Topping the news in Mondays papers are reports of civil disobedience campaigns spreading to cities beyond Port Said, alongside a new wave of strikes and industrial actions nationwide.

Todays papers also look to upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to begin in April, including preparations for the polling and the positions of Egypts political parties regarding boycott or participation.

“Port Said spreads its civil disobedience to other governorates” reads the top headline in Al-Tahrir newspaper, while Al-Shorouk newspaper runs a header reading “Campaign of disobedience against Muslim Brotherhood … Cairo not participating.”

Both these private-owned papers describe how the campaign of civil disobedience, which began protesting against judicial verdicts and the Morsy regime over a week ago, has spread from the canal city of Port Said to the Nile Delta cities of Mahalla and Mansoura. The campaign spread to Giza Governorate, but did not quite make its way to Cairo.

Actions in Cairo included the forced closure of the government building in Tahrir square known as the Mugamma and sporadic attempts at shutting down the metro, apart from the ongoing closure of Tahrir Square to traffic (as has been the case since 22 November).

The top headline in the state-owned Al-Gomhurriya reads “return of closures of the Mugamma ... by force,” while one of state-owned Al-Akhbars main headlines reads “Closure of Tahrirs Mugamma and Daqahliya Governorate Bureau.” Both papers denounce these closures by angry civilians, reporting that they obstruct peoples interests and unjustly interrupt official work.

 

Al-Watan reports that this campaign of civil disobedience in Port Said has developed and expanded in scope, with workers, students, shop-owners, transport employees, and even police officers joining in strikes and protest marches across the city. Civil disobedience is also reported to have spread to the cities of Mahalla and Mansoura, where it entails the blocking of highways and railways, along with strikes and calls for work stoppages, together with growing campaigns to stop paying utility bills.

 

More on: http://arabia.msn.com/news/middle-east/1325802/mondays-papers-civil-disobedience-spr/

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Port Said strikes enter eighth day

Port Said strikes enter eighth day | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Port Said entered its eighth day of a mass civil disobedience campaign on Sunday in response to the killings of protesters during clashes with security forces last month.

Groups of demonstrators closed down the Raswa and Nasr customs checkpoints and halted railway movement, while more than 35,000 workers from other governorates were blocked from working in the province's free zone.

Protests have rocked Port Said since the end of January, when a court sentenced 21 local residents to death for the murders of 72 people in the Port Said football violence case. Protesters have also demanded justice for the deaths of nearly 40 people during clashes with security forces following the verdict.

The strike has shut down activities at several government authorities, including the Port Said seaport and the Customs Authority. Mass school absences have also been reported governorate-wide, and bus drivers have gone on strike, grinding transportation to a halt.

Dock workers have also continued striking at the seaport. Clerics affiliated with the ruling Muslim Brotherhood have tried to negotiate with them to end the strike but have so far been unsuccessful.

Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)

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Civil disobedience in Port Said enters seventh day

Civil disobedience in Port Said enters seventh day | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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The workers in Port Said's marine shipyard, the employees of transport companies and the management of the Suez Canal Movement Authority, all declared on Saturday, the seventh day of civil disobedience, that they will join the disobedience, saying they will not be secluded from the demands of the people of Port Said.

An Aswat Masriya eyewitness said that civilians closed all the customs ports and prevented the entry and exit of all cars except for the ambulances.

The witness added that the Head of Port Said's First Instance Court, Amgad Abu State, decided to suspend the work of the court (sessions and administrators) for an indefinite period. The Courts of the State Council and the Courts of Appeal will continue to operate normally though.

The protesters have also stopped all vehicles transporting passengers between the governorates, to protest stealing one of the cars that belong to Port Said in Ramses station of Cairo and writing slurs against the people of Port Said on it.  Yet the road was opened after the Armed Forces intervened to negotiate with the protesters.

On Sunday, hundreds of residents started a civil disobedience, demanding justice and an apology from the president and his administration for what they believe is negligence of their demands.

Forty-two people were killed when violence erupted in Port Said at the end of January when relatives of defendants sentenced to death for involvement in football riots that killed over 70 people last February clashed with police.

To calm tensions, Mursi referred a new draft law to the country's legislature to restore the free-zone policy in Port Said on Tuesday. He had also promised to allocate 400 million Egyptian pounds from the Suez Canal revenues to developing the three Canal cities (Port Said, Ismailia and Suez).

In an attempt to contain the violence, the president had declared a state of emergency in the three coastal governorates, including a curfew.

Eighty percent of schools in Port Said have suspended their classes where attendance is at 50 percent while many markets are closed and streets are empty.

 

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Égypte : Des forces politiques appellent à une “révolte civile” dans plusieurs provinces

Égypte : Des forces politiques appellent à une “révolte civile” dans plusieurs provinces | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Des centaines de manifestants se sont rassemblés hier à El-Ismaïlia dans le cadre d'une "révolte civile" lancée par des forces politiques, tandis que des mouvements révolutionnaires appellent à des mouvements de protestation dans cinq autres provinces le week-end. Des activistes politiques ont appelé à El-Ismaïlia à des protestations devant des bâtiments officiels en prélude à de grèves générales et une révolte civile afin que justice soit rendue dans l'affaire de la mort de manifestants à Port-Saïd. Par ailleurs, des centaines de manifestants ont marché à Port-Saïd vers des institutions demandant aux travailleurs de quitter leurs postes et rejoindre le mouvement de protestation. Alors que des marches sont organisées à El-Ismaïlia en solidarité avec la population de Port-Saïd, des forces politiques, dont le Front El-Inqad regroupant les principaux partis d'opposition ont appelé à participer à une révolte civile le 1er mars prochain devant les structures vitales de la province pour amener le gouvernement à satisfaire les revendications de la population liées notamment à la formation d'un gouvernement d'entente, l'amendement de la Constitution et l'organisation d'élections législatives transparentes. (El Moudjahid)


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Civil disobedience in Port Said enters fourth day

Civil disobedience in Port Said enters fourth day | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Civil disobedience in Port Said entered the fourth day on Wednesday with eighty percent of schools suspending their classes, many markets closed and streets empty of protests. 

Forty-two people were killed when violence erupted in Port Said at the end of January when relatives of defendants sentenced to death for involvement in football riots that killed over 70 people last February clashed with police.

To calm tensions, Mursi referred a new draft law to the country's legislature to restore the free-zone policy in Port Said on Tuesday. He had also promised to allocate 400 million Egyptian pounds from the Suez Canal revenues to developing the three Canal cities (Port Said, Ismailia and Suez).

In an attempt to contain the violence, the president had declared a state of emergency in the three coastal governorates, including a curfew. 

Around a thousand Bour-Fouad residents and young football enthusiasts blocked on Wednesday a strategic road in the north of Port Said leading to losses that amount to at least five million dollars per day.

The authorities are currently negotiating with the protesters in an attempt to persuade them to open the road, while a high ranking official has condemned the protests, saying that they are greatly harming the reputation of the "number one port in the Mediterranean."

The effect of the civil disobedience was enhanced on Tuesday when the productions of factories were disrupted as thousands of workers joined the strike. 

An Aswat Masriya eyewitness said that even though some markets were open, "buying and selling" activities were very scarce. 

Hundreds of football fans succeeded on Sunday to prevent some employees and workers from going to work, rallying in front of the province's governmental office with some relatives of victims of the recent violence. They demanded justice for the victims of the recent violence, including treating them like those who were killed or wounded during the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. 

The protesters also asked for a new prosecutor to investigate last February's football violence that followed a match between two local teams. 

In similar attempts to attract the attention of the regime to their demands, Ultras youths (hardcore football fans) blocked the Cairo-Port Said train route on Sunday in protest against the state of emergency that Mursi imposed on the governorate.

 

This content is from :Aswat Masriya  

 

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Toute activité a été arrêtée dans la zone industrielle de Port-Saïd et le terminal de conteneurs de la ville a été paralysé par une grève des dockers. Des milliers de manifestants ont sillonné Port-Saïd conspuant le président Morsi et agitant des bannières vert-blanc-noir. Ce sont les couleurs de « l’indépendance de Port-Saïd » selon les manifestants rejoints par les employés des administrations et les écoliers.

Les entrées et les sorties de la ville ont été bouclées par des barrages dressés par des comités de citoyens. Les habitants de la ville exigent une enquête indépendante pour faire la lumière sur la tuerie qui a laissé 43 civils tués et un millier blessés après la mort de deux policiers à la prison centrale de Port-Saïd.

Ces violences avaient éclaté après la condamnation à mort de 21 habitants de Port-Saïd par la cour d’assises pour « assassinat prémédité » de 72 supporters d’une équipe cairote lors d’un match de foot début 2012. Le président Morsi avait décrété l’état d’urgence et un couvre-feu à Port-Saïd mais les habitants ne l’ont jamais respecté malgré le déploiement de l’armée.

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Sit-in civil & disobedience in Port Said عصيان مدني واعتصام في بورسعيد

Protesters in Port Said are resorting to civil disobedience as their latest weapon in their fight to get their demands met.

The announcement of civil disobedience began on Sunday amidst a wave of protests. With an open ended sit-in outside the Port Said governorate building, and a host of government services and building being disrupted, demonstrators are determined to force the presidency and the rest of the country to take note. 

Protesters are angry after dozens of Port Saidis were shot to death at the end of January during clashes outside a police station and a prison. The fighting began on January 26th after 21 Port Said residents were sentenced to death for their alleged involvement in a stadium massacre last year - something demonstrators feel was a severe miscarriage of justice.

Among the main demands are that there be a new investigation into last year's stadium massacre, that President Mohamed Morsi apologise for the deaths following the sentencing, and that those who were killed in clashes with police be acknowledged as martyrs of the revolution.

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Egypte: à Port-Saïd, l'appel à la désobéissance civile

Egypte: à Port-Saïd, l'appel à la désobéissance civile | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

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La ville de Port-Saïd s’est transformée dimanche en centre de la contestation contre l’autorité du président Frère musulman Mohamed Morsi.

Les habitants de la ville exigent depuis des semaines une enquête indépendante sur la tuerie du 26 janvier. Une cinquantaine de personnes avaient été tuées dans des violences après un jugement condamnant à mort 21 habitants de la ville. Ces derniers avaient été trouvés coupables de l’assassinat, lors d’un match de foot, de 74 supporters du club cairote d’al-Ahly.

Les habitants de Port-Saïd accusent les autorités de s’être vengées des habitants de la ville après la mort de deux policiers dans une tentative pour faire évader les condamnés à mort.

Les manifestants sont parvenus à arrêter dimanche le travail dans de nombreuses administrations et usines, ainsi qu’à boucler les entrées de la ville. L’armée, qui avait été envoyée à Port-Saïd après la déclaration de l’état d’urgence le mois dernier, n’est pas intervenue. Elle s’est contentée de s’assurer que nul ne menaçait le trafic dans le canal de Suez.

 

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Quand l'Égypte s'essaie à la désobéissance civile

Quand l'Égypte s'essaie à la désobéissance civile | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Comme dans de nombreuses villes d'Égypte, Port Saïd est en proie aux manifestations contre le gouvernement et l'homme à sa tête, Mohamed Morsi. Pourtant, dans cette ville à l'entrée du canal de Suez, la contestation prend une tournure nouvelle alors que les habitants ont décidé d'avoir recours à la désobéissance civile, exclusivement non violente.

A Port Saïd, à l’entrée du canal de Suez, les habitants rebelles ont adopté une nouvelle façon decontester le gouvernement.

Il y a seulement quelques semaines, des manifestants armés ont déclenché des fusillades de rueavec la police. Désormais, c’est au tour des étudiants, des habitants, des ouvriers, des commerçants et des fonctionnaires de se lancer dans une campagne urbaine de désobéissance civile non violente.

Désobéissance civile au bord du canal de Suez

La plupart des commerces, des universités, des usines, et même le siège du gouvernement provincial, sont fermés. Les employés comme les  (patrons sont sortis dans la rue pour manifester contre ce qu’ils appellent l’inaction du gouvernement face à la tuerie opérée par les forces de l’ordre, et qui a fait 40 morts parmi les habitants le mois dernier.

Plus récemment, mercredi 20 février, des ouvriers du Terminal de conteneurs du canal de Suez, un centre de transbordement vers la Méditerranée occidentale, ont bloqué l’accès au port et empêché tout chargement ou déchargement de marchandise.

Selon Ahmed Adel Masri, 28 ans, chômeur, et qui participe au blocage du port, la campagne de grève s’est révélée très efficace. « Nous avons interrompu le trafic dans le port, affirme-t-il. Et nous continuerons à faire pression. Le gouvernement devra bien nous répondre. » (JOL Press)


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Protesters in Mahalla call for civil disobedience

Protesters in Mahalla call for civil disobedience | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Revolutionary forces in Mahalla staged protests in Shoan Square after Friday prayers, calling on President Mohamed Morsy to step down.

Dozens gathered in the square, playing national songs over loudspeakers. They raised a large Egyptian flag, and burned the flag of the Muslim Brotherhood.

They chanted anti-Brotherhood slogans, including, "Liars, butchers, they killed our brothers under the name of religion," "Lying Brothers whose place is prison," and "Under the name of religion, they killed our brothers in squares; they are neither brothers, nor Muslims."

The protesters called for civil disobedience against Morsy’s administration, and told citizens not to pay their electricity, water and gas bills.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt independent)

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Egypt: Civil Disobedience Gains Ground Among Workers

Egypt: Civil Disobedience Gains Ground Among Workers | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Egyptian city of Port Said entered its second week of civil disobedience on 24 February 2013. In nearby Ismailia, a coalition of revolutionary forces have called for similar actions at the beginning of March. Calls for protests in other Egyptian governorates, such as al-Gharbia and Suez, have not been as successful.

Despite this, Egyptians have reached a consensus on one thing: to sustain their protests against the economic and social policies of the state. They view the state’s program as a continuation of policies adopted by previous governments and the political elite.

The year 2012 saw 3,817 protests in Egypt, according to a report by the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.

According to the research center, the public sector saw the most protests, reaching 1,381 by the end of the year, while civic and political actions reached 1,205. Also noted were the 410 worker actions in the private industrial sector; 222 protests in the commercial sector; and 204 actions on behalf of professional unions.

 

There are many reasons behind the rise in worker actions and popular protests. One being a general mood of anger among organized workers and professionals following an attempt by Muslim Brotherhood labor minister Khaled al-Azhari to undermine the unions by issuing legislation severely restricting union pluralism.

This coincides with demands for higher wages in the midst of a significant decline in living standards and exorbitant prices.

The inflation rate in February 2012 rose by 6.6 percent compared to the previous month, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt’s official statistics agency. This increase is a result of record highs in the value of the US Dollar compared to the Egyptian Pound. (Al-Akhbar)

 

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Égypte : Action de désobéissance civile au Caire

Des manifestants ont bloqué dimanche l’accès du principal bâtiment de l’administration égyptienne au Caire. Cette action intervient dans le cadre d’une campagne de désobéissance civile visant le président islamiste Mohamed Morsi.

Les protestataires accusent le chef de l’Etat de ne pas avoir réalisé les objectifs de la révolte populaire du 25 janvier 2011.

L’édifice gouvernemental, symbole de la bureaucratie égyptienne, héberge notamment les services des passeports et des impôts ainsi que plusieurs agences gouvernementales.

Selon un employé, un petit groupe de jeunes a fermé les portes principales du bâtiment et ont bloqué l’accès.

 

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Tahrir protesters block govt office, calling for civil disobedience

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Protesters on Sunday blocked Tahrir’s Mugamaa  - Cairo's largest bureaucratic office – amid calls for civil disobedience by different political movements. 

Calling for civil disobedience, protesters forcibly prevented government employees from entering the premises, leading to verbal confrontations.

Meanwhile, a number of citizens attempted to persuade protesters to back off but failed. 

Protesters who are holding a sit-in in Tahrir Square had blocked the entrance to the building at the beginning of this month, listing down a number of demands. 

These demands included justice for victims of recent clashes between the state and protesters, sacking the interior minister and attorney general, a new unbiased government to replace that of Prime Minster Hisham Kandil's and an assembly to discuss controversial articles in the new constitution.  

 

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Quand Port-Saïd se révolte

Quand Port-Saïd se révolte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Les manifestants menacent de procéder à une escalade si leurs revendications ne sont pas satisfaites dans un délai de trois jours, à compter de dimanche. Celles-ci incluent le limogeage du ministre de l’Intérieur, Mohamad Ibrahim, la désignation d’un juge d’instruction pour enquêter sur le drame du stade de 2012 et la traduction devant la justice des responsables impliqués dans les meurtres du mois dernier.

Malgré les risques de dérapage qu’elle implique, beaucoup d’opposants considèrent la désobéissance civile comme l’arme ultime dans leur lutte contre un régime qu’ils considèrent comme «sourd» face à leurs demandes. D’autres estiment que cette démarche suppose une coordination et un leadership politique qui, pour le moment, font défaut aux opposants. «Je suis favorable à l’idée d’une mobilisation populaire et contre l’idée de négocier avec le gouvernement des Frères musulmans. Cela dit, pour passer du local au national, une mobilisation populaire a besoin d’organisation, celle-ci ne saurait être assurée par une poignée de militants à Port-Saïd», estime l’activiste Khaled Abdel-Hamid, du parti de l’Alliance populaire socialiste.

(May Atta/A l'Encontre)

 

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Civil disobedience continues in governorates

Civil disobedience in Port Said entered its sixth day after thousands marched to Shohadaa’ Square on Friday to protest the ruling government.

The square lies in a pivotal part of the city between the governorate building to the north, a courthouse to the south and a military school to the west.

Protesters shut down a ship repair company the eastern port and the Suez Canal terminal remained closed, Mahmoud Qandil, an accountant participating in the protests, told Daily News Egypt.

The Port Said Tax Authority along with the governorate headquarters, the main court, a government-run telephone company, and the electricity administration are all on full strike, said Qandil, adding that “Port Said is now completely non-operational”.

In the city of Mahalla, protesters blocked the main road near Shoan Square by burning tyres, demanding President Mohamed Morsi’s regime “be put on trial for its crimes” and chanting against the police.

Protesters also closed down all shops in the square. Security forces attempted to disperse the demonstrations which resulted in clashes with protesters throwing rocks at police who are launching teargas canisters from within armoured vehicles.

In Damietta protesters used more peaceful methods as they launched the “I am not paying” campaign and formed a human chain from Sa’a Square, extending across the entire corniche, state-owned Al-Ahram reported.

The protest, in which the Socialist Popular Alliance Party participated, aimed at having citizens not pay for government utilities such as electricity, water, and gas until their demands are met.

Meanwhile in Cairo hundreds of protesters gathered in Shubra where they blocked one lane of traffic.

The demonstration demanded “an end to torture, unemployment, dire economic conditions and sexual assault against women,” said a protester who identified herself as Heidi.

She added that Morsi should be aware of and putting an end to the systematic torture that goes on in prisons having once been a prisoner himself. (Daily news Egypt)

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Copts protest against Pope's rejection of civil disobedience

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Scores of Copts on Wednesday evening organised a protest inside the Abbasiya Cathedral in Cairo following the Pope's sermon to demand that the pope steers clear of political affairs in his statements, the state news agency reported.

Pope Tawadros II had recently told the Middle East newspaper that civil disobedience in pointless. He urged those calling for civil disobedience to give those whom he called "guardians" a chance to deal with the demands of the people and respond to them.

Bishop Moussa who is charge of youth affairs had also issued a statement denying the "brotherhoodisation" of state institutions.

 

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Port-Saïd : L’escalade

Port-Saïd : L’escalade | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Les habitants ont bloqué l’accès de certains établissements publics. Ils menacent de recourir à la désobéissance civile si la lumière n’est pas faite sur l’assassinat de plusieurs dizaines de Port-Saïdis lors des récents troubles.

 

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Les manifestants réclamaient justice pour la mort d’au moins personnes, tuées dans des affrontements avec la police après condamnation à mort fin janvier de 21 supporters de football locaux, accusés d’être impliqués dans des violences ayant fait 74 morts l’année dernière après un match de foot.

Le président Mohamad Morsi avait réagi aux violences à Port-Saïd et dans deux autres villes longeant le Canal de Suez en faisant appel à l’armée pour assurer la sécurité et en imposant l’état d’urgence ainsi qu’un couvre-feu. Le couvre-feu a systématiquement été bafoué à Port-Saïd, Suez et Ismaïliya. Au total, plus de 50 personnes ont été tuées et des centaines blessées, notamment à Port-Saïd, au cours des violences ayant suivi l’annonce du verdict, qui a coïncidé avec le deuxième anniversaire du début de la révolution contre Hosni Moubarak.

Les manifestants menacent de procéder à une escalade si leurs demandes ne sont pas satisfaites dans un délai de trois jours, à compter de dimanche. Celles-ci incluent le limogeage du ministre de l’Intérieur, Mohamad Ibrahim, la désignation d’un juge d’instruction pour enquêter sur le drame du stade de 2012 et la traduction devant la justice des responsables impliqués dans les meurtres du mois dernier.

Malgré les risques de dérapage qu’elle implique, beaucoup d’opposants considèrent la désobéissance civile comme l’arme ultime dans leur lutte contre un régime qu’ils considèrent comme « sourd » face à leurs demandes. D’autres estiment que cette démarche suppose une coordination et un leadership politique qui, pour le moment, font défaut aux opposants. « Je suis favorable à l’idée d’une mobilisation populaire et contre l’idée de négocier avec le gouvernement des Frères musulmans. Cela dit, pour passer du local au national, une mobilisation populaire a besoin d’organisation, celle-ci ne saurait être assurée par une poignée de militants à Port-Saïd », estime l’activiste Khaled Abdel-Hamid, du parti de l’Alliance populaire socialiste. (May Atta/Al-Ahram Hebdo)

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Liberals call for widespread civil disobedience in Ismailia

Liberals call for widespread civil disobedience in Ismailia | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Revolutionary movements and political parties in Ismailia are planning acts of civil disobedience across the governorate Wednesday, according to a statement issued Tuesday.  

Activist Khaled Kamel said officials at the governorate's headquarters have been notified of their plans.

Kamel said they have also issued several demands, including dismissing the Cabinet and the prosecutor general, amending the constitution, investigating the killing of protesters in canal governorates during recent unrest and compensating these same victims and their families.

Activist Mohamed al-Faham added the civil disobedience will continue until these demands are met.

Mossad Hassan, the secretary of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party in Ismailia, said his group would take part and called for others to join and fight against the "dictatorship of President Mohamed Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood and their stubbornness."

Mohamed Hosni, the National Salvation Front chief and secretary of the Democratic Front Party in Ismailia, said the NSF is set to hold a meeting to discuss next steps. He also said Morsy and the Brotherhood need to understand Egypt's grave situation.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt independent)

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/liberals-call-widespread-civil-disobedience-ismailia

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Des manifestants appellent à la désobéissance civile à Port-Saïd

Des manifestants appellent à la désobéissance civile à Port-Saïd | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Des milliers de manifestants à  Port-Saïd, en Egypte, ont vidé dimanche des bâtiments officiels de leurs  employés, appelant à la désobéissance civile et réclamant justice pour les  dizaines de personnes tuées le mois dernier dans des affrontements avec la  police.    Selon des témoins, les manifestants ont aussi forcé des écoles, des banques  et des usines à fermer et ont brièvement bloqué une ligne de chemin de fer dans cette ville qui longe le canal de Suez. 

 

"Soulève-toi Port-Saïd", "Soit justice leur est rendue, soit nous mourrons  comme eux", scandaient les manifestants, dont faisaient partie de nombreux  "Ultras", des supporteurs de football fervents et organisés.    "Les jeunes Ultras ont empêché mes lycéens d'entrer. Les cours sont  complètement à l'arrêt", a dit à l'AFP une enseignante de la ville, Amal  Mohammed.    Le mouvement n'a toutefois pas affecté le trafic sur le canal de Suez, a  indiqué un responsable du canal.   

 

Plus: http://ennaharonline.com/fr/news/18455.html

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