All Cairo parks will be open to visitors for free Thursday marking June 30 Revolution anniversary



Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 03:41 GMT


Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 03:41 GMT

Orman Garden - FILE

Orman Garden - FILE

CAIRO – 30 June 2021: Governor of Cairo Major General Khaled Abdel Aal released a decision to open all parks Thursday for free to citizens, marking the anniversary of June 30 Revolution.


On occasion of the anniversary, Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly issued a decision that Thursday, will be an official paid leave at all ministries, government departments, public bodies, local administration units, public sector companies, public business sector companies and the private sector.


Exams will continue as per schedule, he added.


On 30 June 2013, protests erupted across Egypt whereas demonstrators demanded the resignation of Late President Mohamed Morsi, who was member of the Guidance Bureau of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.


The date was chosen because he assumed office on June 30, 2012 after he had won the elections held in the aftermath of the resignation of Late President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for almost 30 years and who made the step because of January 25 Revolution in 2011.

In response to the protests, Morsi was given the following day a 48-hour ultimatum by the military to meet the demands of the tens of millions who were breaking in the streets and to resolve political disagreements. Yet, Morsi did not respond leading to his ouster on July 3, 2013.


Afterwards, Egypt was hit by a terrorism wave for a few years so as attacks by his group were launched against civilians, police personnel, and military checkpoints causing dozens of deaths and injuries.


The transitional period lasted for one year where former Chief of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour served as interim president. In June 2014, Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was elected president, and in 2018, he was re-elected.



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