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    Posted March 27, 2012 by
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    Turbulence, violence in the Middle East

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    Hundreds of Ultras Members Stage a Sit-in in front of the Egyptian Parliament

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     arasquare shot this video on March 27 of the third day of an ongoing sit-in near the Egyptian parliament building in Cairo. 'This sit-in is planned to put more pressure on the parliament to achieve the Ultras' demands, which include justice for the Ultras [football club] members who were murdered in Port Said stadium massacre. Until now, it's an open-ended sit-in until further announcements by the Ultras group,' he said. He notes that the demonstrators in the video are chanting 'one of the revolutionary songs composed by Ultras Ahlawy. Part of it says "We said it before to the tyrant: Freedom must come."'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Hundreds of Ahly football fans, known as Ultras, staged a sit-in in front of the Egyptian parliament demanding justice for football fans murdered in 1 February Port Said stadium massacre. This step takes the pressure on the parliament and the government to a second level. Hundreds of supporters in addition to a group of revolutionary movements joined the sit-in to support the demands of the Ultras and also to demand justice for all the martyrs who were murdered in the revolution.

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