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Egypt: Hundreds Continue Protest In Cairo’s Tahrir Square


(RFE/RL) — Hundreds of demonstrators remained in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square today in an ongoing protest against Egypt’s army’s chief, despite efforts by the country’s military rulers to appease demonstrators.


They are demanding the removal of Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who is the minister of defense and also the head of Egypt’s ruling military council.


The demonstrators also have been angered by soldiers who stormed their protest camp early on April 9, killing at least one person and injuring some 70 others.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has been running Egypt since former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power in February, said on April 9 that it would replace some provincial governors appointed by the ousted president.

But early today, the ruling generals warned that they are ready to use force to evict demonstrators from the square.

The United States said it was concerned by events in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of protests that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak on February 11.



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