Protesters Pack Tahrir to Push Military Council on Unfulfilled Revolutionary Demands

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Tahrir Square on Friday for what was billed as the “Second Day of Rage.” Demonstrators called on the Supreme Council of Armed Forces to fulfill a number of revolutionary demands, including an end to military trials of civilians, an increased minimum wage, a free media and the public prosecution of former regime officials.

The turnout was impressive despite a boycott by the Muslim Brotherhood, which released a statement in support of the Supreme Council and called on people not to attend the demonstration. It marked the first time the Brotherhood did not support a major protest since January 28th. The boycott was coupled with widespread rumors of potential thuggery and violence at the protest.

Nevertheless, Tahrir Square was packed on May 27th. We spoke with some of the protesters about their demands.


2nd Day of Rage from Nicole Salazar on Vimeo.

2nd Day of Rage from Nicole Salazar on Vimeo.

You can also check out our photos from the protest. / By Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Posted at May 30, 2011, 6:22am

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