Thousands of Egyptians protest against illegal pro-Western military junta

Thousands of Egyptians have packed into Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against the ruling military junta. Protesters chanted against his Mubarak's military successors, with a steady trickle of people joining the demonstration after sunset. Led by the Muslim Brotherhood, participants in Tahrir Square rally chanted "Down with military rule". Hundreds more protested in front of the parliament building, a few hundred meters away from Tahrir Square, against a decree by the military junta dissolving the Islamist-led parliament, following a "constitutional court" ruling last week which found the legislature to be "unconstitutional". The Brotherhood was present in strength in the protests, called by several groups which had participated in Egypt's 2011 uprising, against measures by the ruling junta. "The dissolution of the parliament is null and void, the military council must leave", demand the protesters.

Source: Agencies


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