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article imageEgyptians hold protests in Tahrir Square against military

By Paul Iddon
Jun 22, 2012 in Politics
Protestors in Egypt have once again converged on Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest against the military generals who are seizing powers.
As reported by BBC News, Reuters and Al Jazeera the new protests in Tahrir Square are seeing tens of thousands of people rail against the military actions which had seen to the country's parliament dissolved and the seizure by the military generals of legislative power.
As Egyptians are still waiting for the official results of the country's presidential elections -- after both candidates simultaneously claimed victory -- there is growing fear over the motives of the military generals. These generals defend the authoritative power they have seized reasoning they are necessary actions needed to maintain stability within the country.
Several different religious and political stripes followed a call by the Muslim Brotherhood to stage protests across Egypt following Friday prayers. A cleric leading prayers in Tahrir Square stated that the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammad Mursi was the clear winner.
The military generals presently have control over legislation and military control and will do so until new parliamentary elections are held. The military currently has the right to arrest civilians and trial them in military courts in the intervening time before the country's new constitution is drawn up. The military also at present maintains the legislative power to appoint the panel that will draft the new constitution.
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