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Egypt protesters call strike, ‘million man march’

Posted By admin On January 31, 2011 @ 8:47 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Jan 31, 2011

CAIRO – Egyptian protesters on Monday called for an indefinite general strike and a “million man march” on Tuesday in Cairo, upping the stakes in their bid to topple President Hosni Mubarak’s creaking regime.

“It was decided overnight that there will be a million man march on Tuesday,” Eid Mohammed, one of the protesters and organisers, told AFP.

“We have also decided to begin an open-ended general strike,” he said.

The strike was first called by workers at a factory in the canal city of Suez late on Sunday.

“We will be joining the Suez workers and begin a general strike until our demands are met,” Mohammed Waked, another protest organiser, told AFP.

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