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Egyptian Youth Movement Continues the Revolution

Zenobia Azeem reports from Giza on the April 6 Youth Movement that continues to struggle for freedom in Egypt.
A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi holds up a sign during clashes in front of the Security Directorate in Port Said city, 170 km (105 miles) northeast of Cairo March 5, 2013. Egyptian security forces battled stone-throwing youths in the Suez Canal city of Port Said on Tuesday while in Cairo even police staged a protest, reflecting a country beset by discontent over a host of grievances. The sign reads "Port Said not thugs, this is our freedom".  REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: P

It is almost 11 p.m., and the April 6 Youth Movement’s Giza office is bustling. It is the night before a protest in front of the prosecutor-general’s office demanding the release of three April 6 members being held in solitary confinement. They were arrested during a March protest outside Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim’s residence and are accused of insulting the minister and attacking security forces.

Voices rise as members engage in a heated discussion as Egyptian pop music blares in the background. The office is a small apartment in one of Giza’s popular neighborhoods. Vibrant paintings of the revolution’s martyrs and slogans adorn the walls: “Bread, freedom and social justice.” Located next to the entrance is a floor-to-ceiling portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India’s non-violent independence movement.

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