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  • 2/13/2011

Egyptians hold firm at Liberation sq.


Pro-democracy protesters in Egypt have rejected army's appeal to leave Cairo's Liberation Square, persisting on the demand for a civilian government two days after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak.

The protesters, who remained in Cairo's central Liberation Square on Saturday night, warned of further rallies if the military fails to fulfill its promise of a peaceful transition of power to a democratic civilian system, a Press TV correspondent reported on Sunday.

On Saturday, Egypt's military, in control of the country for the time being, pledged that it would oversee a transition to civilian rule.

The army said the existing cabinet would remain in place until a new one is formed.

Protest organizers say they are trying to form a council to hold talks with the military. They say their aim is to direct the revolution during the transitional period.

Weeks of pro-democracy rallies forced Mubarak to step down on Friday, handing over the power to a high military council.

Thousands held victory rallies in several Egyptian cities following Mubarak's resignation, ending his nearly three decade rule.

World rallies also voiced support for the Egyptians revolution, which left more than 300 people dead.

Despite army's appeal to leave the square in Cairo, thousands of protesters vowed to remain on the major landmark until their demands are met.

Activists have demanded the release of political prisoners, the lifting of a 30-year-old state of emergency and the disbandment of military courts. They say demonstrations will continue until the army accepts the reforms.

Source: presstv.ir

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