Egyptian protesters once again have gathered at Cairo's iconic
Liberation Square to demand a speedy transfer of power to civilian rule.
Cairo, Egypt, October 8, 2011 – On
Friday, Egyptian protesters gathered in central Cairo in a bid to keep
up the pressure on the country's military rulers over the pace of
Protesters demanded that the supreme
military council lift the emergency laws previously used by former
ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak against the opposition.
The angry demonstrators also called for
an end to military trials for civilians. Hundred of Egyptian civilians
have been tried at military courts since the ouster of Mubarak in
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.
The Egyptian military assumed power in
the major African country following the downfall of Mubarak's
US-sponsored dictatorship earlier this year.
The ruling generals are nevertheless
reportedly seeking a political role as the 'guardian' of the nation,
which will provide the military with the chance to have a say in all the
country's future policies.
However, Field Marshal Mohammad Tantawi,
Mubarak's defense minister for 20 years and the current head of the
military council, has denied reports that the military was after
nominating one of its members as presidential runner.
According to UPI report, Egyptian
political parties have also protested against the worsening economic
situation in the North African country.
At least 846 people were killed during
the recent uprising in Egypt, which led to the eventual fall of Mubarak
on February 11, 2011.
Most Egyptians are still skeptical about
a rapid transition towards democracy and civilian rule in the country