Egypt: Protesters Give “Last Ultimatum” to Transition Gov’t

Cairo, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Pprotesters are pressing the transition government to keep its promises, announcing a “last ultimatum” on Friday.

The past week was marked by growing tension in the capital and other cities, where thousands of people returned to Tahrir Square, frustrated by the slow pace of reforms after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down.

Friday, when Muslims go to mosques for prayer, and was used to unite protesters in the demonstrations that forced Mubarak’s resignation.

The transfer of the former president to a prison, civilian trials for demonstrators arrested during protests, and rapid political and social reforms are some of the demands being made by thousands of people assembled in Tahrir Square.

This week, the Military Supreme Court announced that it would not allow a repeate of the situation seen earlier this year and which forced Mubarak to step down.

Protesters defied the order of the military junta, staging demonstrations in the square and saying they will resume protests if their demands continue in limbo.

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