Egyptian protesters push for more political reforms

March 26, 2011 01:50


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CAIRO, March 25 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 people gathered across the Egyptian capital on Friday to demand more political reform, including a speedy trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, state news agency MENA said.

One thousand protesters gathered in Tahrir square, epicentre of Egypt's uprising, chanting nationalist slogans and calling for Mubarak and other former government figures be tried for graft. They also called for the release of political prisoners.

In a separate protest in downtown Cairo, 1,000 Coptic Christians demanded the release of protesters they said were detained in a previous demonstrations and called for speedy investigations into recent incidents of sectarian strife.

And in a third protest, 500 people gathered in front of Egypt's state television and radio building, demanding that employees hired under Mubarak quit for what they called "incorrect and misleading" coverage of anti-Mubarak protests.

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