22 Jul '11, 12pm

Egypt protesters back in Tahrir to push for change [Straits Times]

CAIRO - HUNDREDS of protesters gathered for prayer in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday ahead of a planned protest, after a cabinet reshuffle failed to convince them to end their sit-in. Sheikh Mazhar Shaheen, conducting the sermon, said the new line-up had failed to meet the demands of the protesters who want members of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's regime out of politics. 'The last time we met, we had hoped there would be a government that would express and implement our demands,' said Mr Shaheen, who has been giving the weekly sermon in Tahrir. 'But for a reason we don't know, they insist on subjecting us to members of the old regime,' he told worshippers, who turned out in significantly smaller numbers than in previous weeks. He reiterated the protesters' demands of fair trials for officials found guilty of abuse, social justice and an end to military trials for civil...

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