- Posted June 22, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Thousands protest in Tahrir square against military rule
These ongoing protests are centered on several grievances, including the 'SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces) limiting the powers of the elected president', and the 'dissolution of parliament'.
- jne2013, CNN iReport producer
Protests continue in Egypt as hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir square to protest against military rule. Tension rises in Egypt ahead of the official announcement of Egypt's presidential election results. Protests are mainly against the complementary constitutional declaration limiting the power of the elected president, the decree issued by the ministry of justice allowing the military to arrest civilians for non-military crimes and the dissolution of the parliament. The main participants were the Muslim Brotherhood and the 6th of April youth movement. Protesters waved Egyptian flags, chanted against military rule and sang patriotic songs.