May 27, 2011

Thousands of Egyptians gathered in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, demanding the country’s military rulers speed up the pace of democratic transition and reform and ensure faster trials of former officials for graft and abuse of power.

Protesters have dubbed the Friday rally as the “second revolution,” to pressure the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, which has run the country since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak in February, to also put an end for the military trials for civilians.

“Do what you have to do and you will not find a single one of us here in Tahrir,” an imam, addressing the government, told the crowd during his Friday sermon.

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