October 29, 2011
Several thousand protesters in Cairo called on the ruling military on Friday to promptly transfer power to a civilian government and exclude old regime figures from politics.
The protesters in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt’s uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February, chanted “down with the military” and called on the ruling generals to “return to the barracks.”
The military assumed power after Mubarak’s ouster on February 11, promising a transition to civilian rule within six months. It is headed by Mubarak’s former defence minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.