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Cairo prepares to celebrate first week without Mubarak

Pro-democracy demonstrators gathering at Tahrir Square for a victory march to mark a week since Mubarak’s resignation.

A puppet representing former Egyptian
A puppet representing former Egyptian
Image: AP Photo/Ben Curtis

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE begun gathering at Cairo’s Tahrir Square ahead of a planned march today marking a week since former president Hosni Mubarak resigned.

Al Jazeera reports that the leaders of the 18 days of protests which pushed Mubarak from power after 30 years of rule are calling today “Friday of Victory and Continuation”.

Activits are calling for further protests to push for greater reforms from the country’s caretaker military rulers, the Washington Post reports. Three former ministers have been arrested on suspicion of corruption, according to the BBC. The arrests  could be seen as a concession to protesters and an attempt to ease continuing unrest.

Meanwhile, Mubarak supporters are also planning a rally today. They have signalled they will march in black, in contrast to the protesters’ white-clad march, to honour the former leader.

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