08 Jul '11, 12pm

Egypt's mass demonstrations target new rulers

Egypt's mass demonstrations target new rulers

CAIRO - Thousands of people took to the streets across Egypt on Friday to defend the uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, directing their anger at the new military rulers over the slow pace of reform. In the capital, rows of worshippers sat in Tahrir square - the epicentre of protests that ousted Mubarak in February- to listen to the Muslim Friday sermon. Tents were pitched in the middle of the square, and a large sun shade covered the centre, providing relief from the scorching sun and temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius (about 99 Fahrenheit). "Our revolution continues," read one banner on the side of the square. Holding a large sign, one man complained: "We haven't felt any change. We removed Mubarak and got a Field Marshall." He was referring to Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which took power in February and has vowed to pa...

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