Friday Sep 30, 201101:13 PM GMT
Egyptians demand end to military rule
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:15PM
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Protesters gather at Liberation Square in Cairo. (File Photo)
Egyptian protesters have once again gathered in Cairo's Iconic Liberation Square to demand a speedy transfer of power to civilian rule and an end to the emergency law.


Some revolutionary groups said that the protests could turn into an open sit-in, lasting until the remaining demands of the revolution are fully acknowledged and met, the Egyptian Gazette reported.

Egyptians are calling the ruling military council to revoke emergency laws previously used by ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak against the opposition.

Under the Egyptian Emergency Law, police powers are extended, constitutional rights are suspended, and censorship is legalized.

Egyptians demand a civilian government and are worried that the military rulers may be secretly plotting to remain in power after parliamentary and presidential elections, which are supposed to take place by the end of this year.

Protesters are calling for swift change and the ouster of military rulers who have replaced the regime of former President Mubarak.

At least 846 people were killed during the recent uprising in Egypt, which led to the eventual fall of Mubarak in February.

Egyptians are still skeptical about a rapid transition towards democracy and civilian rule in the North African country.

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