Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Cairo — Thousands of demonstrators who gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a protest titled “Day of Justice and Cleansing” confronted two officers and sent them running late Friday, according to a witness.
The numbers in the square have swelled dramatically compared to last Friday’s rally, in part because the Muslim Brotherhood has now joined alongside secular, liberal groups to put pressure on the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which currently rules Egypt.
Demonstrators stepped up their demands this week.
Muhammad Taman, a spokesman for the January 25 Coalition, told CNN the diverse collection of political groups are demanding Egyptian authorities bring ousted president Hosni Mubarak before a court for his alleged role in the deaths of hundreds of activists last January and February and on corruption charges.