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Protestors in Tahrir Square: SCAF must go

Politics Cairo, Egypt - 28 April 2012

Supporters of banned presidential candidate Hazem Abu Ismail protested at the Abassiya Square in Cairo on April 28, 2012. The protest, in the form of a sit-in, continued throughout the weekend. It was not without clashes as clashes broke out on Saturday evening. One person was killed and at least 100 were injured, according to a Health Ministry official. Stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown. SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) member General Hassan al-Roweiny visited the sit-in on Saturday and reportedly demanded that the protestors return to Tahrir Square, but they did not heed his wishes. On Sunday's press conference, protestors said that SCAF was a dividing force within Egypt and called for a special transitional government to be created in its place. Protestors have different stances on many things, but they all agreed that military government SCAF should be removed.

 

Our contributor writes:

On April 27, 2012 thousands of Egyptians decided to march to Defense Ministry headquarters. Military Police and Central Security Forces blocked the way to the Ministry from Abassiya. Protesters decided to start a sit-in in front of army/police troops on April 28.

A majority of protesters were Salafis (mostly supporters of ousted presidential candidate Hazem Abu Ismail). The protested item is Article 28 of Constitutional Declaration (which states that results of Presidential Electoral Commission PEC can't be appealed). 

But all the people in the sit-in had a common/main demand, which is for SCAF to leave.
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