Tuesday Nov 22, 201112:12 PM GMT
Egypt anti-military protests continue
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:15PM
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Egyptians protesters shout slogans against military ruler council in Liberation Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011.
Fresh clashes have erupted in Cairo's iconic Liberation Square for the fourth straight day as Egyptians are being urged to take part in another million-man march.


Egyptian protesters are still camped out in the square for the fourth consecutive day despite the ruling junta's deadly crackdown on fresh peaceful protest rallies in the capital and other cities.

Thousands of Egyptians are flocking to the square to join the several thousands of protesters already there in a move to put pressure on the military council to hand over power to a civilian government.

The United States is "deeply concerned" by the violence and Amnesty International said that the military council's record on human rights was worse than the former regime of Hosni Mubarak.

The Egyptian government resigned on Monday after three days of mass protests against the junta that left at least 33 dead and more than 1,830 injured.

Anti-junta protesters reject the military council's efforts to hold on to power, despite an election process that is due to start next week.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) took power in February after the US-backed regime of former dictator Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular revolution.

The council has refused to hand over power to a civilian government as promised, triggering mass protests across the country.

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