- Posted June 23, 2012 by
Thousands rally in Tahrir square as Egypt awaits presidential elections results.
Hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir square on Saturday, June 23, to protest against military rule only hours away from the announcement of Egypt's presidential elections results. Protesters continue their protest against the dissolution of parliament, the complementary constitutional declaration limiting the coming president's powers, the decree issued by the ministry of justice allowing the military to arrest civilians for non-military crimes and the delay in the announcement of the presidential elections results. The main participants were the Muslim Brotherhood and the 6th of April Youth Movement. Tension rises in Egypt as people await the official announcement of the presidential elections results. Both presidential candidates have claimed their victory. Protesters chanted 'Down with military rule", "Ohhh..freedom" and waved Egyptian flags. They also called for the unity of all Egyptians against Mubarak's regime. Protests are expected to continue for the coming days. I saw a protester holding both, a Quran and a cross, as a sign of unity between Christians and Muslims. I also saw two young protesters holding a paper with the demands of the protesters and a picture of a face with two sides, one for Mubarak and one for Shafik, describing Shafik as a second Mubarak.