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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Egypt crisis: Tahrir Square activists maintain pressure

Hundreds of Egyptian protesters are occupying Cairo's Tahrir Square in a effort to capitalise on popular anger following the trial of Hosni Mubarak.

There were mass protests on Saturday and overnight against what many see as lenient sentences handed down against the ex-president and security aides.

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate toured the square and called for "the revolution to continue".

More than 100 people have been wounded in nationwide protests, officials say.

Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, were jailed for life on Saturday for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.

But six former police commanders were acquitted, and Mr Mubarak and his sons were cleared of corruption. Read More