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Cairo protest against Mubarak-era men

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 01:34

June 6 - Thousands of demonstrators in the Egyptian capital Cairo take to the streets calling for the retrial of former leader Hosni Mubarak and his aides. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Cairo's Tahrir Square roars through the night as thousands gather for an anti-government protest. "Down with military rule" reads a sign amid a sea of demonstrators. Protesters say they have come to reclaim a revolt hijacked by the remnants of the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak. Similar crowds took to the streets of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. In the canal city of Suez, protesters called for a new uprising. Anger has simmered in Egypt over the verdict of the trial of the deposed leader, his sons and senior figures of his government. Though Mubarak and his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly were sentenced to life in prison over the killing of protesters, top officials of the former regime were acquitted for lack of evidence. Adding to tensions over the rulings is an impending presidential run-off vote between two divisive candidates. In the polarising vote, socially conservative Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood will face Ahmed Shafiq, a military man who served the last prime minister of the deposed government. Although Egypt's generals will formally hand over power by July 1, analysts and diplomats doubt they will truly relinquish their authority. Sarah Sheffer, Reuters

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Cairo protest against Mubarak-era men

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 01:34