Dozens of protesters rallied in Tahrir Square in Egypt on Friday to
demonstrate with the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups under the
banner of "Protecting the Revolution," the online English-language
website the Egypt Independent reported.
The protest demands that the military transfer power to a civilian-run
government, the amendment of Article 28 of the Constitutional
Declaration which bars any appeal of the Presidential Elections
Commission’s decisions and the dismissal of Egyptian Prime Minister
Kamal al-Ganzouri’s cabinet. The demonstrators also believe that former
regime officials should be prohibited from running for the presidency.
Some non-Islamist groups who were at the heart of organizing the
protests that led to the toppling of former leader Hosni Mubarak's
regime, are not joining the current round of demonstrations. They argue
that the Brotherhood is trying to usurp control of and the direction of
the revolution and of popular protests by calling for demonstrations
despite abandoning the street in past months.
The Free Front for Peaceful Change said that the Brotherhood is
attempting to "hijack the demonstrations which revolutionaries call