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Egypt Announces June 30’s Third Anniversary as Public Holiday

Egypt Announces June 30’s Third Anniversary as Public Holiday

Protests on June 30 2013 that eventually led to Morsi's ouster
Protests on June 30 2013 that eventually led to Morsi’s ouster

The Egyptian cabinet announced that the coming Thursday, which coincides with the third anniversary of June 30 mass protests, would be a public holiday.

The cabinet said in a statement on Sunday that the holiday applies to public sector and government employees.

Visits to museums and archaeological sites will be free of charge on Thursday to Egyptians, Arabs and foreigners residing in Egypt, said the cabinet.

June 30 witnessed mass protests against the rule of the first democratically elected then-president Mohamed Morsi, who hailed from the Muslim Brotherhood group. The protests then marked one year anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration as president in June 2012.

Days after the protests, the Egyptian military, led by general-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, ousted Morsi, who rebuffed the army’s 48 hour ultimatum to resolve the crisis.

Nearly a year after Morsi’s ouster, Sisi swept to victory in Egyptian presidential elections, winning  96.91 per cent of Egyptian votes then.

This content is by Aswat Masriya.

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