The millions-strong rallies were co-organized by the general alliance of the January 25 Revolution and several other political and revolutionary groups in the country, the Palestinian A’alam al-Quds center reported.
Sheikh Mazhar Shahin, who got fame after his Jan 25 revolutionary speech, spoke to the marchers on Friday during the rallies.
People started to march from Umar Mokram mosque, situate in al-Tahrir Square and marched past the Arab League compound in the capital. They finally staged brief sit-ins in front of the US embassy and the UN office in Cairo’s Jordan City Street.
According to Quds Media, the Quds Day rallies in Egypt were staged under the banner of support to al-Aqsa Mosque and sent a signal to the world and Zionists that Arabs and Muslims will never relinquish the First Muslim Qibla and considers it a primary issue to liberate the city.
Marchers were carrying image of the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian flags and shouted freedom of the two scared places. The marchers also carried photos of Muhammad Mursi, the elected Egyptian President and called on him to cancel the Camp David ‘peace’ treaty with ‘Israel.’
The international Quds day was also marked in several other Egyptian provinces namely al-Sharqiya, Asiout, Ismailiya, Buhayra, Fium, Giza, Manofiya, Suez, Port Saeed, and Qalyoubiya.