Protesters refused to leave Cairo’s Tahrir Square Sunday despite a brutal crackdown pre-dawn Saturday that saw one person killed and dozens injured. The crowds are demanding that the field marshal currently heading the country step down.
AFP - Several hundred protesters who staged an overnight demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square after a deadly military crackdown remained in the square on Sunday after the army backed down on a threat to disperse them.
The protesters, who have barricaded the square with a burnt-out army truck, barbed wire and beams chanted against military chief Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who has headed the country since president Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February.
"The people demand the toppling of the field marshal," they chanted, after spending a nervous night waiting for the army to make good on its warning that it would enforce a three hour predawn curfew.
Date created : 2011-04-10