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Protesters shout slogans as they march during the second anniversary of Mubarak’s ouster, in Cairo, yesterday.
CAIRO: Egyptian protesters took to the streets in energetic marches yesterday demanding political change as they marked the second anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s ouster by a popular revolt.
“The revolution continues” read some banners, as others chanted “After blood has been spilled, there is no legitimacy.”
Opposition parties and movements have called for a day of protests, demanding President Mohammed Mursi fulfill the goals of the revolution that brought him and his long-banned movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, to power.
Among their key demands are a new unity government, amendments to a controversial Islamist-drafted constitution and the sacking of the prosecutor general.
Activists are also furious that no one has been held accountable for the deaths of dozens of protesters in recent months in clashes with police.
“Down with Brotherhood rule,” the protesters chanted as they made their way to Cairo’s Tahrir Square — the symbolic heart of protests that toppled Mubarak.
Other marches headed to the presidential palace, where violent protests have been staged against Morsi.