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Egypt: Mass protests in Alexandria in lead up to January 25 anniversary

Thousands of anti-coup protesters and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi took part in three marches on Monday evening in the coastal city of Alexandria.

The marches started off from Borg Al-Arab and Al-Wardeyan neighbourhoods in western Alexandria, and the eastern Al-Nozha neighbourhood. During the marches protesters mobilised citizens to join nationwide protests scheduled for the anniversary of the January 25 revolution.

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Anti-Coup Alliance are calling for mass nationwide protests on January 25 to protest the military coup that ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected from power on July 3, 2013. Secular youth groups, including the April 6 Movement, announced they will take part in the events to express their condemnation of military rule.

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