Tahrir square traffic 311 AP.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
A coordinator of
Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement told USA Today on Wednesday that if the
group's demands "are not met, we'll be on the street again."
Among the group's demands - one that breaks with the stated policy of the military government - was the halting of natural gas shipments to Israel, citing what it called Israel's mistreatment of Palestinians, according to the report.
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youth movement, along with 10 other democracy activist groups, was
scheduled to meet with Egypt's ruling Armed Forces Supreme Council later
in the day, USA Today reported.
Tarek el-Khouly said that his group met with the military earlier in the
week but did not make any demands at that time, according to the
report. Because it has since become disillusioned with the pace of
change taking place in Egypt, Khouly said, they will now make formal
demands in the meeting.
Speaking of the military commanders running Egypt's temporary
government, he said: "At the end of the day, they're [deposed Egyptian president Hosni] Mubarak's
appointees and loyal to him. The proof is he's still in Sharm e-Sheikh
under their protection." Previewing one of April 6's demands, he added,
"We want him held accountable," USA Today reported.
Among its other demands, Khouly said that a transitional and
technocratic civilian government must be immediately appointed, and
restrictions on freedom of speech, freedom of association and forming
political parties be lifted without delay, according to the report.