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Egypt: Hundreds Of Protesters Gather For Rallies In Cairo


Hundreds of protesters gathered on early Friday morning near the Egyptian state television and radio building in Cairo, Nile News television channel reported.

Protesters are demanding to sack directorship of all state media agencies and replace with new ones.

They also demand to put an end to the rule of the country’s Supreme Council headed by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who took power from ex-President Hosni Mubarak in February last year and has since remained the country’s de facto leader.

Activists from various political parties and movements are also gathering on Friday morning on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, situated near the state television and radio building.

On January 25, 2011 mass demonstrations began in Cairo and Alexandria, leading to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February and the transfer of power to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) headed by Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.

The military brass suspended the Constitution and disbanded parliament but promised to hold new parliamentary and presidential elections and hand over power to civilians in the summer of 2012.

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