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Tahrir Swells Once More As Egypt Marks Anniversary of Revolution

January 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Clashes reported: ‘The police are behaving the same as they did during the Mubarak years’
- Jon Queally, staff writer

Major demonstrations across Egypt are taking place Friday against the ruling government, led by the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, a full two years after secular and liberal activists forced the long-standing Mubarak regime from power.

Reports of clashes were coming from Tahrir Square as supporters of the ‘pro-democracy revolution’ continue their struggle for reform by turning their political and social critique against President Mohamed Morsi, the still dominant military class, and a newly approved constitution that they say does not embody the revolutionary values they fought for.

“We are here today to celebrate the anniversary of the revolution, and make it clear to the government that things are still as they were before the revolution,” Ayman al-Diasty, spokesperson for the April 6 movement, one of the leading reform groups still active in its push for deeper change, told the Egypt Independent.
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protester gestures at riot police during a demonstration at Qasr al-Aini Street near Tahrir Square in Cairo January 24, 2013. (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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