Demonstration in Tahrir Square on Friday for 'defending the revolution'

Ahram Online, Wednesday 26 Oct 2011

The Youth Revolution Coalition calls for civilians to demand the ruling military junta transfer power to civilians by April

Tahrir Square
File photo: Protesters carrying an Egyptian flag demonstrate as cars try to make their way through Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. (Photo: AP)

Political and revolutionary forces are calling for a demonstration on 28 October called the "Friday of defending the revolution" in the famous Tahrir Square, to demand the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces transfer power to civilians by April.

In a press release, the Youth Revolution Coalition said they will demand a transfer of power to an elected civilian government who will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the drafting of the constitution and elections.

The group said they will also call for free and fair elections, sufficient security at elections, a decrease in the military's power and influence, social justice, trials for those who used violence and force against peaceful civilians, for the minister of information and everyone who took part in misinforming the public or hiding the truth about recent events be tried, and for the media to be freed from military control.

"It has been eight months since Mubarak stepped down and it has become apparent to everyone that the system has not fallen and the armed forces have failed in managing the transitional period," said the coalition in their press release.

"…we understand that the transitional period should liquidate the remnants of the ousted regime and transfer power to a new system chosen by the people, but all that has happened since 11 February are attempts to rebuild the old regime."

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