Monday, October 31, 2011

Photos: March against SCAF & its military tribunals

Some 3,000 Egyptians took part in a protest march against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF,) demanding the release of activist-blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah, along with thousands of other civilians sentenced to prison by military tribunals.
The protest began at 7pm in Talaat Harb Square, downtown Cairo. Protesters then marched on Tahrir Square.

On the back of this protester - Free Alaa Abdel Fattah. No military tribunals, no more emergency law, down with military rule.

Thousands of protesters marched onwards to the district of Bab el Khalq - outside the police department where Alaa and others are jailed.

Even Suzanne Mubarak, and (ex-Interior Minister) Habib el-Adly were present at this protest march.

Youth activists posted stickers, and posters of Alaa on the entrance of the Military Police barracks, some even spray painted anti-SCAF stencils on the barracks' outer walls.

Portrait of Alaa.

Free Alaa spray painted on the outer wall of the Police Department in Bab el Khalq, a row of riot police looks on.

Protesters demanded the release, or retrial, of thousands of civilians imprisoned by verdicts issued from military tribunals. Over 12,000 civilians have been referred to military courts since SCAF assumed power.

Slogans were chanted against the military junta, and the Ministry of Interior. In mockery, hundreds of activists dedicated a birthday song to SCAF-chief, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi. Mubarak's lap-dog/general turned 76 years old today.

Police/pigs observe the protest from the rooftop of their quarters. With their cameras and cellphones, some pigs even took surveillance videos and photos.

After some three hours, the protest march winded-up and headed back to Tahrir Square.

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