Revolutionary torch relocated from Tahrir Square to Parade Venue
As part of that plan, for the first time, the Parade Venue of the Ministry of Defense held the celebrations instead Tahrir Square—also known as Change Square. Loyalists of the General People’s Congress (GPC) have been camping out in the square for more than a year, and they refuse to evacuate the square.
On Sunday, the GPC declared the square would be evacuated; however, those living in tents in the square remain steadfast due to rifts concerning the financial sums pledged to protestors in an attempt to move them out of their tents and out of the square.
The state-run Saba news agency said the security plan included guarding the carnival location as well as safeguarding all the participants, be they youth, military, or security and political figures who plan to attend the 26 September revolution ceremony.
The security plan asserted the importance of organization, cooperation and coordination between the all the security departments to guarantee the plan would be perfectly implementation.
“Rehearsals for lighting the revolution torch were secured Sunday in the Parade Venue by twelve military vehicles from the Central Security Forces, one Walking Battalion and one anti-riot battalion in addition to fourteen vehicles from the Reinforcement forces with 60 soldiers and nine vehicles from the Capital Security,” a security source at the Defense Ministry said.
The source said all the military units worked based on what was outlined in the security plan.