Friday, July 8, 2011

Photos: July 8 - Tahrir Sq. protests & occupation

Around one million Egyptians are reported to have protested across the country on July 8, a day known as "Friday of Persistence," "Friday of Recompense" or "The Revolution First" amongst other names. Massive protests, sit-ins and occupations took place in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, amongst other cities.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters converged upon Tahrir Square demanding swift justice in the trials of Hosni Mubarak, his corrupt ministers and criminal policemen. Thousands chanted against General Prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Protesters chanted for the executions of Hosni Mubarak and Habib el-Adly (former Minister of Interior).

Political groupings, parties, and trade unions mobilized thousands of their members and sympathizers to protest for the (unmet) demands of the January 25th Revolution.

Unmet demands include - the just trials of Mubarak, his regime and police force; The release of all political prisoners, retrial of civilians sentenced to imprisonment by military tribunals; social justice, and a minimum wage of LE 1,200/month; amongst other demands.

Military courts have swiftly sentenced over 7,000 civilians to imprisonment since January; while Mubarak has not yet stood trial, and while his corrupt ministers and murdering policemen are acquitted of the crimes they committed.

Thousands remain encamped in Tahrir Square; protesting for the basic demands of the January 25th Revolution.

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