Sunday, March 27, 2011

Protest march to safeguard the right to strike

Activists congregated on the stairs outside the Journalists' syndicate where they chanted against a draft law criminalizing strikes and protests. Slogans were chanted against interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, and Hussein Tantawi - the chief of the Supreme Military Council - both of whom are behind the proposed law.

The protest started with some 200 activists, growing to around 2,000 during the march to the Council of Ministers.

"It is legitimate to strike against hunger and poverty!" Banner by Revolutionary Socialists.

People demand cleansing the country of corruption. Chants included "People demand the trial of Hosni Mubarak!" Along with "People demand trial of State Security (apparatus)" and "People demand the execution of Habib el-Adly" - former Interior Minister.

Marching and protesting outside the Council of Ministers and Parliament. Chants included: "Don't put workers on trial, try Mubarak try Gamal."

Activists chant outside parliament for the cancellation of the oppressive Emergency Law - which has been in effect for the past 30 years, and which authorities want to keep in place for another six months.

Protest march from Qasr al-Aini Street to Tahrir Square.

Marching to Tahrir, for tahrir.

Tahrir Square.

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