Friday, September 9, 2011

Egyptians return to Tahrir in mass protest aimed at ‘correcting the path’ - 9th Sept 2011

Egyptians plan to return to Cairo’s Tahrir square on Friday in a “million man protest” billed as “Correcting the Path” of the revolution by pushing for an end to military trials of civilians and a reform of the election law they say was introduced by the dissolved former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

Friday’s protest was called for by various political movements and the coalition of the youth revolution that helped oust former president Hosni Mubarak from power in February.

Islamists, including the political party set up by the Muslim Brotherhood – Egypt’s best organized political force after the dissolution of Mubarak’s NDP – have distanced themselves from the planned protests.

Egyptian interior ministry officials removed police patrols from the square late on Thursday for 24 hours. The ruling military council said it would allow peaceful protests, but added that it would not tolerate assault on any public facilities.

Activists say more than 30 groups and political parties plan to attend the protest. Read More