Cairo: Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators
today gathered in Cairo's famous Tahrir Square to revive their
movement that let to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Thousands gathered at Tahrir Square, the centre of 18-
day-long protest in the country against Mubarak's regime, to
answer the call sent out to re-take the streets to "save the
revolution", the Ahram Online reported.
The call to restart demonstrations in Tahrir Square
was adopted by several political groups, including the
Revolution Youth Coalition, the report said.
A speech during Friday prayers conducted in the square
centred on the unmet demands, including the trial of Mubarak,
the formation of a presidential committee, the trial of all
figures of corruption and the retrieval of the former ruling
National Democratic Party's money.
The preacher also criticised the presence of former
NDP members in the national dialogue, arguing that
reconciliation is unacceptable, a critique previously made by
the Revolution Youth Coalition. Slogans and banners echoed the
Egypt's January 25 revolution had put forward several
demands in addition to the end of Mubarak's three-decade-long
rule, many of which have not yet been met, activists said.
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme
Council of the Armed Forces, is de facto head of Egypt since
popular protests forced Mubarak to resigned on February 11.
First Published: Friday, April 01, 2011, 23:58