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Demonstrators calls for Mubarak to face trial

04-09-2011 09:26 BJT

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Cairo's Tahrir Square was the scene of yet another protest on Friday as thousands of people gathered for what had been dubbed by organizers as a "Day of Justice and Cleansing".

The demonstrators demanded former President Hosni Mubarak and members of his regime be put on trial.

Almost every Friday since the 25th of January revolution, Egypt’s protesters poured in thousands to Tahrir Square to claim their demands.

Protesters wave Egyptian flags in Tahrir Square, Cairo, April 8,
2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

This time it’s the Day of Justice and cleansing according to the main initiator, the Youth coalition of the revolution.

To many pro-democracy protesters,the primary demand is the arrest and prosecution of Mubarak and his family members, who are all under house arrest in Sharm El-Sheikh, pending an investigation.

Like every Thursday, the Supreme council of the armed forces ruling the country for an interim period, meets a part of the demands as the pressure builds up once again.

This time it’s the chief of staff and the main consultant to Mubarak Zakaria Azmy arrested on Thursday to be kept on trial.

Protesters take part in demonstration in Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt, April
8, 2011. Tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in Cairo on
Friday to press demands including the prosecution of Hosni Mubarak and root
out corruption from his era. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

Here in Tahrir Square you find families who lost their sons during the uprising. You can also see families who don’t know if their children are alive or not.

Tens of protesters are still detained despite the dismantling of the state security known for such arrests.

"I can't find my son since the 31st of January. I looked for him everywhere prisons and hospitals I can't find him."

The revolution’s unmet demands include changing the constitution, dismantling the former ruling National Democratic Party and the trial of all figures accused of corruption.

Hundreds of Egyptians stand under poster of against former
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, top center, and some chief
editors of governmental newspapersand magazines, during
a protest in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, the focal point
of Egyptian uprising, demanding prosecution of Mubarak and
his regime Friday, April 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)




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