Marches Planned To Free Egypt Protesters


CAIRO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The detention of 66 protesters who were camping out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has prompted a call for daily marches by Egypt’s Alliance of Revolutionary Forces.

The group released a statement Tuesday saying marches to demand the release of the protesters would begin at 10 p.m. each day and continue until the middle of Ramadan, Islam’s month-long holy fasting period, the Egyptian daily al-Masry al-Youm reported.

Police and military forces dispersed a sit-in at the square by activists and families of the victims of the revolution Monday.

Protesters’ rights groups told the newspaper military police detained 66 people.

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