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Egypt protesters call for Friday celebration march

The council is being set up to guard "the people's revolution".

February 14, 2011 9:32 by

The organisers of protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak have called for a “march of victory” across Egypt on Friday, leading activist Khaled Abdelkader Ouda said on Sunday.

“We salute the armed forces for their serious steps to meet the demands of the people,” said Ouda, referring to steps announced by Egypt’s military rulers on Sunday including the dissolution of parliament.

Ouda is seen as a prospective member of a council the members of which he said would be announced on Friday. The council is being set up to guard “the people’s revolution”.

“We call on Egyptians to do their part and give the army a chance to proceed with the next stage,” he said.

“We call for a Friday march of victory in the millions across Egypt to celebrate the gains of the revolution. We will announce the members of the council of trustees on Friday.”

(Reporting by Marwa Awad; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Maria Golovnina)

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