A million-man march in Tahrir Square (Reuters)
The Coordination Committee of the People of the January-25 Revolution has called for another million man march next Friday in Tahrir Square to reiterate that ‘the Egyptians’ basic demands’ have to be met soon.
The committee called for the march, which is named ‘Friday of trial and cleansing’, following a meeting with several opposition groups on Monday, including the Muslim Brotherhood and the Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution.
Arresting and prosecuting ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family members, who are all under house arrest in Sharm El-Sheik pending an investigation, is the primary demand of the committee.
Bringing to justice all former oligarchs such as Fathi Sorour, Safwat Al-Sherif and Zakaria Azmi was also highlighted as a major demand. The former heads of Parliament, the Upper House and Hosni Mubarak’s office respectively were the inner circle of the old guard supporting Mubarak during his tenure within the National Democratic Party.
They are also held accountable for the counter-revolution, which resulted in over 600 dead and several thousand injured.
Egyptian bloggers and activists had urged Egyptians to rally in Tahrir Square last Friday for pretty much the same reasons.
The last protest - which drew tens of thousands to the street in Cairo and other Egyptian cities - was followed by the decision to freeze the assets of Azmi, Al-Sherif and Sorour as well as a court ruling allowing for their bank accounts to be inspected.