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Protesters block rail lines to Cairo for second day

Protesters block rail lines to Cairo for second day | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands of brick workers blocked railroad tracks from a southern city to Cairo for a second day Sunday to protest rising industrial oil prices, causing the cancellation of some services, security officials said.

 

The government lifted industrial fuel oil subsidies last week as part of a reform program, prompting labour protests by quarry and brick factory workers.

 

Egypt has been gripped by unrest in recent days, partially because of public discontent with new government measures designed to deal with a crippling budget deficit. But the unrest has also been political, as criticism of President Mohammed Morsi's government is on the rise.

 

Opponents accuse Morsi and his government of failing to tackle Egypt's myriad problems, and of monopolising power. The government says political bickering has hindered its ability to manage a serious economic crunch.

 

Khaled el-Hawari, a marketing executive in one of the brick factories, said industrial fuel oil prices increased by 50 percent, threatening the business and the lives of hundreds of workers who could be laid off.

 

A security official said negotiations with the brick workers have continued, allowing some trains coming from the capital to get through to the south, but causing a large backlog of trains in Cairo. Nearly 20 train trips to Cairo were cancelle

 

The official said that the workers removed tracks for trains heading one direction near Beni Suef, 70 miles south from Cairo, and put wood planks on the other.

A worker at the Beni Suef station said thousands of disgruntled passengers had to rely on road transportation, as vehicles and minivans crowded outside the train station to pick up the backlog. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media



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Egypt protesters shut doors to Cairo administrative hub

Egypt protesters shut doors to Cairo administrative hub | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Protesters on Sunday closed the doors to Cairo's main administrative building as part of a growing campaign of civil disobedience around the country, employees and witnesses said.

A group of protesters closed the doors of the Mugamma, a massive labyrinth of bureaucratic offices on the edge of Tahrir Square, leaving only a side exit for employees to leave, they said.

Thousands are employed at the Mugamma, which houses passport offices, tax offices and various other government agencies.

"A small group of young people closed the main doors of the building and they are not letting anyone in," one employee told AFP from inside the building.


The protesters "did not enter the building," the employee said.

 

"They have left a door open and said employees who finish their shift must leave and that they won't let anyone in," witnesses said.

 

More on: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Feb-24/207723-egypt-protesters-shut-doors-to-cairo-administrative-hub.ashx#axzz2LopzkBHG



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L’Égypte dépense des millions de dollars à des gaz lacrymogènes

L’Égypte dépense des millions de dollars à des gaz lacrymogènes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

L’Égypte, qui se trouve sur le bord de la faillite, a dépensé en janvier de cette année environ 2,5 millions de dollars pour l'achat des gaz lacrymogènes aux États-Unis.

L'opposition est indignée par une telle mesure. Les opposants du président égyptien Mohammed Morsi ont appelé le gouvernement à dépenser de l'argent pour aider les gens, et non pas pour le gaz lacrymogène.

Ces derniers mois, les forces de sécurité égyptiennes emploient des gaz lacrymogènes activement contre les manifestations anti-gouvernementales.

 

 

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Egypte: des manifestants réclament le départ du procureur général

Egypte: des manifestants réclament le départ du procureur général | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

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Des centaines d’Egyptiens ont manifesté vendredi devant le bureau du procureur général de la Cour Suprême au Caire. Ils réclament son départ car il a été récemment nommé par le président Mohammed Morsi. Ils y voient une interférence du pouvoir exécutif dans les affaires judiciaires. Selon eux, Morsi agit comme Hosni Moubarak, en plaçant ses partisans à des positions clés au sein des institutions.

Certains manifestent aussi contre les Frères Musulmans et réclament la chute du régime.

L’opposition a aussi déploré que le président ait convoqué hier des élections au 27 avril prochain, alors que le pays est en pleine crise politique.

“Nous sommes ici pour manifester contre le régime fasciste, nous nous sommes débarassés d’un régime corrompu et nous avons un régime fasciste, nos frères sont toujours en prison et on ne peut pas les relâcher. Le principal problème, ce sont les martyrs: jusqu‘à présent nous n’avons pas obtenu leurs droits.” dit un manifestant.

“Aussi longtemps que le sang continuera à couler, cela signifie que le régime manque de légitimité. Nous ne demanderons rien à Morsi, mais dites lui que le procureur général travaille pour ses intérêts et non pour le peuple égyptien.” affirme une autre manifestante.

Dans les rangs des manifestants, se trouvaient de nombreuses femmes, parmi elles, des avocates et des professeures de droit.

 

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En Égypte, le week-end devient un cauchemar

En Égypte, le week-end devient un cauchemar | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Depuis la révolte populaire qui a renversé le président Hosni Moubarak début 2011, le vendredi est devenu synonyme de mobilisation, et l’Égypte a vécu de nombreux « vendredis de la colère », « de la dignité » ou « du dernier avertissement ». La tension est encore plus forte depuis novembre, lorsque le président islamiste Mohammad Morsi s’est octroyé par décret des pouvoirs exceptionnels, sur lesquels il est ensuite revenu, et a poussé à l’adoption d’une Constitution, approuvée par référendum dans un contexte de levée de boucliers de l’opposition et de manifestations entachées de violences meurtrières devant son palais.

 


Depuis, presque chaque vendredi, premier jour du week-end égyptien traditionnellement consacré à la détente et aux déjeuners en famille, les opposants à M. Morsi et aux Frères musulmans organisent des rassemblements qui dégénèrent régulièrement en affrontements. Même si les confrontations au Caire sont circonscrites et se passent le plus souvent aux abords de la place Tahrir ou du palais présidentiel, l’insécurité a augmenté avec une multiplication des cambriolages et attaques de voitures, dans une ville autrefois connue, malgré sa taille et l’ampleur des inégalités sociales, pour sa sécurité. (AFP, via L'Orient Le Jour)


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Mass protests in Alexandria, Port Said call for Morsy's ouster, early presidential elections

Mass protests in Alexandria, Port Said call for Morsy's ouster, early presidential elections | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Hundreds of protesters marched from Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque to the northern military region in Alexandria after Friday prayers as part of the nationwide “Trial of the Regime” mass demonstrations.

Opposition political forces called for Friday's protests to demand the prosecution of figures in President Mohamed Morsy's administration, who they hold accountable for the deaths of protesters in January at the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace and in Port Said and Suez. They demand Morsy’s ouster, early presidential elections, and a veto on the Shura Council’s Parliamentary Elections Law, which puts Alexandria in the second phase of voting in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Protesters claim the law gives Islamists an unfair opportunity to regain popularity in the governorate after failing to win in Alexandria during the presidential elections.

The first of four marches left from Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque immediately after Friday prayers ended. Protesters called on military leaders to deploy soldiers to oust Morsy and hold early presidential elections. The second march included dozens of women. In the third, protesters rejected the army’s interference in politics, chanting: “No military, no Brothers, Egyptian people are in the square.” Protesters in the forth march called for nationwide civil disobedience and the toppling of the Morsy administration.

Early Friday afternoon protesters in Port Said’s Shohada Square escalated their demands for Morsy’s removal. Massive marches kicked off from mosques across the city, led by Ultras Masrawy, opposition political groups and the families of those killed in the recent clashes. Protesters called for a continuation of civil disobedience until their demands are met. Friday marks the sixth day of civil disobedience in Port Said, which has suspended the work of several state bodies in the city.

Protesters staging a sit-in outside the governorate headquarters urged demonstrators to remain peaceful, and to respect state and private facilities. Popular committees were formed to attempt to detect infiltrators or armed thugs.

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

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Protesters gather at presidential palace for 'Trial of the Regime' demo

Protesters gather at presidential palace for 'Trial of the Regime' demo | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace late Friday morning in preparation for the mass demonstration called “Trial of the Regime.”

Demonstrators set up a stage in front of the Heliopolis Club, facing Gate 4 of the palace, and installed speakers to play patriotic songs.

 

Security forces were largely absent from the scene, but razor wire was set up in front of the palaces gates. Gate 5, where President Mohamed Morsy enters and exits, was guarded by four Central Security Forces armored vehicles.

The protest calls for the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood and for the trial of its leaders. It also calls for the firing of the public prosecutor, and the immediate release of all political detainees from prison.

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Twenty-four parties and forces demand the trial of the regime on Friday

Twenty-four parties and forces demand the trial of the regime on Friday | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A group of political and revolutionary political parties and movements are calling for demonstrations on Friday dubbed “the trial of the regime.”

The participating forces said in a press conference, held at the Journalists Syndicate on Wednesday, that no-one is above the law, and that there is no place for the abuse of power and the manipulation of the fate of the people.

 

Political activist Shadi Ghazali Harb called for peaceful demonstrations, and explained that the main opposition coalition, the National Salvation Front, has a different position regarding the ruling regime than that of the revolutionary forces.(...)

 

Forces participating in the demonstrations include, Free Front for Peaceful Change, the Revolutionary Forces Alliance, the Popular Movement for the Independence of Al-Azhar, Second Egyptian Revolution Coalition, Arab Revolution Youth Movement, National Center for Popular Committees, Constitution Party Youth, and the Union of Revolutionary Youth.

 

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Port Said Prison: Bloodstains But No Answer

Port Said Prison: Bloodstains But No Answer | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Port Said Prison was a scene of chaos. Blood was splattered on the floor. Bullets were flying and fumes from Molotov cocktails filled the air.

Two policemen were the first to die in the violence. A judge announced that 21 Port Said locals would receive the death penalty for their role in last year's Port Said stadium disaster. Minutes later, all hell broke loose.

 

“Right after the verdict was read, the prison was attacked by a barrage of gunfire from all directions. Two policemen were shot dead, so we armed the Central Security Forces (CSF) with the prison’s weapons to defend themselves and the prison,” a high-ranking figure from the Egyptian Interior Ministry told Ahram Online inside Port Said prison, speaking on condition of anonymity.

 

It  was the end of a difficult year for the people of Port Said. On 1 February, 2012, violent clashes erupted after a league game between fans of the local Masry football club and supporters of the Cairo-based Ahly.(...)

 

“We died three times; firstly when guests died in our city, secondly when our innocent sons received death penalties, and thirdly when we were killed treacherously,” said the father of Mohamed ‘Hommos’ Adel Shehata, a leader of hardcore Masry fan group the Ultras Super Green, who was one of the defendants who received the death penalty.

 

On the day of the verdict, which was eagerly awaited by Ahly fans to “bring relief to the mothers of the martyrs,” clashes erupted throughout the city of Port Said, leaving more than 40 people dead and around 1,400 injured. (...)

 

“They died from suffocation and we died by treachery,” read many signs across the streets of Port Said.

 

Inside the prison

Port Said Prison bore the brunt of this rage. It is not yet clear who was behind the attack, which took place as soon as the verdicts were announced.

 

Walking around the prison, it’s obvious that an ugly massacre happened there. Heavy police and military security surrounds the area, gunshots marks are visible all over the prison’s walls and buildings, and there are blood stains on the floor.(...)

 

'No house without grief'

“There is a feeling around the city that Port Said as a whole is under some sort of mass punishment. This verdict was obviously politicised,” says El-Badry Farghaly, a former local MP and a well-known leader of leftist political party Al-Tagammo.

 

”I am against conspiracy theories but at the same time I say that what is happening to Port Said is all premeditated,” Farghaly told Ahram Online.

 

 

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Alternative libertaire - Halte à la répression en Egypte ! Soutien avec le mouvement socialiste libertaire ! Soutien au peuple égyptien

Alternative libertaire - Halte à la répression en Egypte ! Soutien avec le mouvement socialiste libertaire ! Soutien au peuple égyptien | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Rassemblement le Dimanche 24 Février 2012 à 15h, Place du Trocadéro à Paris (M° Trocadéro)


Dimanche 21 janvier dernier, plusieurs militants politiques ont été arrêtés après les émeutes provoquées par la police devant le tribunal d’Alexandrie.

Parmi eux, on trouve quatre membres du Mouvement Socialiste Libertaire, un militant membre de l’organisation Socialistes Révolutionnaires (trotskyste) et 16 autres sans affiliation. Tous sont des activistes qui se battent contre le régime réactionnaire issu des Frères musulmans. Après le 21 janvier les inculpés ont été emprisonnés abusivement pendant une vingtaine de jours. Aujourd’hui, ils sont libérés sous caution, sauf le militant trotskyste et ils attendent tous encore leur jugement.

 

Cet emprisonnement n’est pas le fruit du hasard : Ces militants sont très impliqués dans les mobilisations syndicales, celles de quartiers et ils sont de farouches opposants aux Frères musulmans. Cela se passe dans un contexte où depuis quelques mois, les forces de police font preuve d’une grande sauvagerie contre les manifestantes et les manifestants. (...)

 

L’accession au pouvoir des Frères musulmans, après la chute de Moubarak, n’amène pas le vent de changement comme auraient pu le penser celles et ceux qui croyaient qu’après Moubarak tout irait bien. Le gouvernement islamiste fait preuve d’un absolutisme paranoïaque, sous le regard bienveillant de l’armée. (...)

 

Étant donné le contexte social explosif et la contestation qui se renforce et se radicalise dans la population, le gouvernement des Frères musulmans fait de son mieux pour que la répression et les exactions qui en découlent soient traitées dans l’ombre afin que les grandes puissances de l’Union européenne ne le marginalisent pas encore plus.

 

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Several injured in Mahalla clashes

Several injured in Mahalla clashes | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Three people who suffered birdshot wounds and suffered breathing problems were admitted to Mahalla Public Hospital following clashes that broke out between protesters and security forces around a Mahalla police station,a medical source at the Health Department in Gharbiya said.

Meanwhile, police said six people were arrested for hurling Molotovs.

Central Security Forces had on Saturday repelled four attempts to break into a Mahalla police station and fired heavy tear gas to disperse the protesters. Clashes continued overnight.

The same source said a police assistant was also admitted to the hospital after being assaulted by 'thugs' while riding in a police car.

Twelve people have so far been arrested in Mahalla, six on Friday and another six on Saturday.

 

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Au coeur des manifestations du Caire (diaporama)

Au coeur des manifestations du Caire (diaporama) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Egypte : un groupe salafiste mobilise des milliers de pro-Morsi

Egypte : un groupe salafiste mobilise des milliers de pro-Morsi | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

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Chaque vendredi, les opposants au président Mohamed Morsi ont pris l’habitude de se rassembler. Hier, ils ont protesté devant Al Kouba, l’un des palais présidentiels égyptiens situé à la périphérie de la capitale. Les partisans du président Morsi étaient beaucoup plus nombreux, des milliers à se retrouver devant l’université du Caire. C’est le groupe salafiste Gamaa Islamiya qui avait appelé à cette manifestation. Il accuse l’opposition d‘être responsable des débordements et des violences dans la rue. (Eurinews)

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More cities may join in civil disobedience - Daily News Egypt

More cities may join in civil disobedience - Daily News Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Railways were blocked in Mahalla and roads were blocked in Mansoura, raising fears that Gharbeya and Daqahleya governorates will join ongoing civil disobedience.

Farag Al-Sayed, a member of 6 April Youth Movement in Gharbeya, said there are calls for civil disobedience in Gharbeya but he has seen no signs of it on the streets. He expects participants to begin civil disobedience later in the day. He added that the 6 April Youth Movement has not decided whether it will be taking part.

 

In Mansoura, Saeed Omar, a member of 6 April Youth Movement in Daqahleya said everything is proceeding as normal in the city except for in the vicinity of the governorate building. He said the building is surrounded by protesters, and that he had to travel on foot to get there as vehicles cannot reach the building.

 

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Halte à la répression en Egypte ! Manifestation Dimanche 24 février au Trocadéro (Paris)

Halte à la répression en Egypte ! Manifestation Dimanche 24 février au Trocadéro (Paris) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

L’accession au pouvoir des Frères musulmans, après la chute de Moubarak, n’amène pas le vent de changement comme auraient pu le penser celles et ceux qui croyaient qu’après Moubarak tout irait bien. Le gouvernement islamiste fait preuve d’un absolutisme paranoïaque, sous le regard bienveillant de l’armée. Son projet politique est la liquidation de toute opposition politique, en commençant par les éléments les plus radicaux, d’autant que ce travail est facilité par le silence des associations de défense des droits de l’homme et par celui des partis de l’opposition.

Étant donné le contexte social explosif et la contestation qui se renforce et se radicalise dans la population, le gouvernement des Frères musulmans fait de son mieux pour que la répression et les exactions qui en découlent soient traitées dans l’ombre afin que les grandes puissances de l’Union européenne ne le marginalisent pas encore plus.

Le président Morsi mène une politique tyrannique et dictatoriale et prétend être légitime pour agir ainsi alors que seul-e-s un peu plus de 25% de Egyptien-ne-s ont voté pour lui lors de l’élection présidentielle égyptienne marquée par près de 50% d’abstention. Aussi nous soutenons la jeunesse et les travailleurs-ses égyptien-ne-s qui se dressent chaque jours plus nombreux-ses contre ce régime obscurantiste, réactionnaire et au service des intérêts de la bourgeoisie égyptienne.

Nous condamnons les arrestations et tortures que subissent les opposant-e-s au régime de Morsi. Nous exigeons leur libération immédiate et sans conditions des 21 prévenu-e-s d’Alexandrie, ainsi que celle de tous les prisonnier-e-s politiques détenues dans les geôles égyptiennes.

Pour la libération immédiate et pour l’arrêt des poursuites contre tou-te-s les prisonnier-e-s politiques en Égypte !

RENDEZ-VOUS AU TROCADÉRO A PARIS, DIMANCHE 24 FÉVRIER À 15H00 POUR MANIFESTER NOTRE SOLIDARITÉ !!

Signataires : Alternative Libertaire, Fédération Anarchiste, Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes, Mouvement Désobéissance (Tunisie)

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Thousands demonstrate in Egypt against Mursi

Thousands demonstrate in Egypt against Mursi | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in several cities on Friday to demonstrate against President Mohammed Mursi, while opposition groups slammed his decision to call for parliamentary elections on April 27.

In Port Said hundreds demonstrators called for justice for protesters killed by Egyptian police, as a strike in the Suez Canal city entered its sixth day.

 

Protesters chanted against President Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood, while slamming the interior ministry it accuses of having killed at least 40 people in clashes with police last month.

Most factories and government offices were closed during the week, witnesses said, and expected to stay shut after the Muslim weekend of Friday-Saturday.


There were also scattered protests in Alexandria, while a demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square was muted as a sandstorm enveloped the capital.(...)

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The National Salvation Front (NSF), which groups a number of parties opposed to the Islamists, said it would hammer out its stand on the elections.

 

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Do they think we are chickens?

Do they think we are chickens? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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By Rana Allam

It is quite interesting when people, whether Egyptian or otherwise, ask the question: “Why are you still taking to the streets in protest?” I then stand speechless and wonder whether they follow the news, all types of news; political, economic or cultural.

A quick skim would explain why there are still protests and even result in another question: “’Why isn’t everyone out on the streets?’

Now, let’s recall again the 25th of January revolution chants– Bread, Freedom, Social Justice and Human Dignity– and study the progress of each demand. Also, let’s keep in mind that at the time those demands were chanted, no one chanted ‘Islamic Shari’a’, or ‘Democracy’ for that matter!

 

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Egyptians stage protests against President Mohamed Morsi

Egyptians stage protests against President Mohamed Morsi | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egyptian protesters have a right to assemble peacefully in Cairo to call for an end to Mohamed Morsi's administration, a rights leader said Friday.

 

Protesters gathered Friday in Tahrir Square to protest Morsi, the Egyptian president elected in the country's first democratic vote in June.

 

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed alarm about the state of affairs in Egypt as political frustration turned violent last month. Human Rights Watch said it was concerned about pending restrictions on public demonstrations.

 

Nagib Gabrael, a member of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, told news agency al-Masry al-Youm that Egyptians still enjoy basic civil liberties

 

"Civil disobedience is one of the forms of protests protected in laws, constitutions and international treaties and Egyptians have the right to do it," he said.

 

Members of the Coptic Christian community, meanwhile, expressed their own frustration after Morsi's administration announced plans to hold parliamentary elections during the Easter holiday season.

 

The first round of parliamentary elections begins in late April and concludes in early May, coinciding with Holy Week on the Coptic Christian calendar.

Morsi's administration has faced criticism for its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic political organization. He hails from the group's Freedom and Justice Party.

 

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Egypt protests turn weekend into nightmare

Egypt protests turn weekend into nightmare | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Hanan Attia says she can no longer leave her home on Fridays in the Egyptian capital, where bloody weekly protests and insecurity have left many anxious families dreading the weekend.

"It's no longer a day of rest, but one of fear and anxiety," Attia told AFP.

Since November, when President Mohammed Morsi issued a controversial decree that widened his powers and pushed through a contested Islamist-drafted constitution, the country has been deeply divided.

 

On almost every Friday - the first day of the Egyptian weekend - since the decree, opposition groups have called protests against Morsi and his powerful Muslim Brotherhood, which have regularly degenerated into violence.

 

Fridays, traditionally a day of family gatherings and outings, has now become synonymous with violence, blood and even death, many say.

 

In January, the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and brought Morsi to power, triggered the deadliest confrontations between police and protesters in which more than 60 people were killed.

 

"I'm not able to travel to [the northern city of] Alexandria to see my family because I'm scared of the protests and the road blocks," Attia, the mother of three said. "The day starts off with demonstrations and ends up with shooting, molotov cocktails, violence and blood."

 

Even if the most violent confrontations are confined to specific areas such as near Tahrir Square or the presidential palace, the rise in insecurity across the country including robberies, carjackings and random shootings have created widespread anxiety in a city once known for its safety despite its large size and socio-economic inequalities (...)

 

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Egypte : le droit de manifester bientôt restreint ?

Egypte : le droit de manifester bientôt restreint ? | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Le Conseil consultatif devrait bientôt se prononcer sur l'adoption d'un projet de loi sur les manifestations. Parmi les buts affichés figure la volonté d'empêcher la confusion entre les manifestations pacifiques, que l'Etat dit souhaiter protéger, et les attaques visant les individus et les propriétés ainsi que les troubles à l'ordre public, d'après le site du quotidien égyptien Al-Ahram.

Le projet de loi prévoit d'imposer aux organisateurs des manifestations d'alerter les autorités trois jours à l'avance en les informant du motif, du lieu et de la date du regroupement. Le ministère de l'intérieur aura le droit d'interdire toute manifestation s'il estime que les conditions de sécurité ne sont pas remplies. Toutefois, la présence d'un juge serait requise lors de la dispersion de toute manifestation, une décision qui ne devrait être prise que sur ordre du tribunal.

Il sera interdit de manifester le visage couvert, que ce soit par un masque ou par un niqab, et de posséder des armes. En outre, la nouvelle loi interdira aux manifestants de bloquer les routes, les lignes de chemins de fer ou d'entraver la circulation. La construction d'estrades pour les orateurs et l'utilisation de tentes durant les sit-in, ainsi que les pancartes ou les slogans jugés diffamatoires ou insultants pour les religions ou les institutions publiques devraient aussi être interdits.

Toute personne se plaçant en contradiction avec la loi sera passible d'un mois à un an de prison et d'une amende allant de 20.000 à 50.000 livres égyptiennes (2.250 à 5.600 euros). En ce qui concerne les lieux de manifestations, la loi laisse aux gouverneurs de chaque province la liberté de les déterminer. Un périmètre de 200 mètres autour des bâtiments publics et des ministères sera interdit aux manifestants.


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Egypt's 24 parties and forces demand the trial of the regime on Friday

Egypt's 24 parties and forces demand the trial of the regime on Friday | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A group of political and revolutionary political parties and movements are calling for demonstrations on Friday dubbed “the trial of the regime.”

 

The participating forces said in a press conference, held at the Journalists Syndicate on Wednesday, that no-one is above the law, and that there is no place for the abuse of power and the manipulation of the fate of the people.

 

Political activist Shadi Ghazali Harb called for peaceful demonstrations, and explained that the main opposition coalition, the National Salvation Front, has a different position regarding the ruling regime than that of the revolutionary forces.

 

Political forces, Harb said, will organize marches from Tahrir Square, Sayeda Zainab and Shubra to the Prosecutor General Office at the high court after Friday prayers.

 

Forces participating in the demonstrations include, Free Front for Peaceful Change, the Revolutionary Forces Alliance, the Popular Movement for the Independence of Al-Azhar, Second Egyptian Revolution Coalition, Arab Revolution Youth Movement, National Center for Popular Committees, Constitution Party Youth, and the Union of Revolutionary Youth.


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Protesters block Cairo-Alex railway, road, due to fuel shortages

Protesters block Cairo-Alex railway, road, due to fuel shortages | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Trains between Cairo and Alexandria and road traffic on the Agricultural Road linking the two cities were brought to a complete stand-still on Wednesday morning by around 700 workers in the clay-brick manufacturing sector.

 

The protesters, from various brick-producing towns in the Beheira governorate, blocked the highway in front of the town of Tawfiqia, completely stopping traffic in both directions, and blocked the railway tracks at Kafr El-Megahed, halting train transport.

The workers were protesting what they claim to be a two month-long shortage of mazut, the fuel used to operate brick furnaces.

A source from Egypt's Railway Authorities told Ahram Online that the protests included factory owners angry at recent fuel price hikes. "They are protesting the price raise for mazut and other fuels," explained the source. (Al-Ahram, via Aswat Masriya)

 

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Civil disobedience in Port Said enters third day

Civil disobedience in Port Said enters third day | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Civil disobedience entered a third day in a row in Egypt's Port Said governorate on Tuesday with hundreds of residents refusing to go to work and rejecting a Monday statement made by President Mohamed Mursi.  

Mursi had said that he intends to present a new draft law to the Shura Council (legislature) to restore the free-zone policy in Port Said and allocate 400 million Egyptian pounds from the Suez Canal revenues to developing the three Canal cities (Port Said, Ismaliya and Suez). 

Forty-two people were killed when violence erupted in Port Said at the end of January upon a court verdict that some residents considered unfair. Relatives of 21 defendants sentenced to death for involvement in football riots dubbed as the "Port Said massacre" that left over 70 people, mostly young football fans, dead last February, staged protests upon the verdict to express their anger.

Fifty-two more defendants will hear their verdicts on March 9 while football enthusiasts have threatened chaos if they were not satisfied with the outcome. 

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. 

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

Raged residents have also been staging protests across the governorate, chanting slogans against the Islamist president and his administration. 

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; "martyrs", injured and defendants, including treating them like those who fell victim 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.

More workers joined the movement on Monday, including Tersana workers and others in marketing, while many political parties and movements have announced their solidarity with the civil disobedience. 

Political parties that have shown solidarity, including Al-Wafd, Al-Masryeen Al-Ahrrar, Al-Nasery, Al-Tagamoa, the April 6 movement and the Revolutionary Socialists, have stressed on the importance of delivering justice and compensation. (Aswat Masriya)

 

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Egypt Protests Paralyze Port Said as Army Protects Factories

Egypt Protests Paralyze Port Said as Army Protects Factories | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands of Egyptians marched on the city of Port Said’s investment zone in a second day of demonstrations, as the army was deployed to protect businesses.

The marchers are calling for a strike in the Suez Canal city, to protest against death sentences handed down last month against 21 people for their role in the nation’s worst ever soccer riot a year earlier.

While the unrest hasn’t affected canal operations, it underscores the challenges confronting President Mohamed Mursi as his government tries to revive an economy that stalled in the two years since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. The currency has hit record lows, unemployment has risen and a $4.8 billion International Monetary Fund loan has been repeatedly delayed.

The marchers chanted “Leave, Mursi,” Ramy Rasmy, one of the protesters, said by phone from the demonstration. The military deployed troops in the free zone to prevent damage and violence, Sameh Abdel-Khaleq, an employee at one of the affected factories, said by phone from Port Said.

 

More than two dozen factories in the industrial zone were closed today and government workers were sent home amid growing security concerns. Yesterday, demonstrations forced the evacuation of the Suez Canal authority’s building and brought work across the city largely to a standstill.

 

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NSF Organizes "I Wanna Work" March On Feb 22nd

NSF Organizes "I Wanna Work" March On Feb 22nd | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egypt's National Salvation Front (NSF), in association with Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF), will organize on February 22nd a million-man march named "I want to work", in order to support them and revive the economy.

Dr Ahmed El Borei, a member of the National Salvation Front (NSF), has called on all the workers not to participate in the parliamentary elections unless reshaping the void constitution and toppling the regime; warning of breaking down the Egyptian economy within the coming weeks.(...)

 

This came during a meeting, held this morning, which discussed the issues concern not responding and achieving the demands of Egyptian workers and the clear abuse against their demands, as they side with business

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Francoise Autier's comment, February 16, 2013 12:57 PM
mais qu il (le NSF) propose enfin des solutions !!!