Tahrir protesters to sit-in until army steps down

27.01.2012                      03.Schwat. 5772                      Auschwitz-Gedenk-Tag


Tahrir protesters to sit-in until army steps down

Crowds broadly split between youths demanding the army cede control to civilians immediately and Islamists.

Egyptian youths camped out on Thursday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and vowed to stay put until the army hands power to civilians, a day after a mass demonstration marked a year since an uprising which brought down Hosni Mubarak.

Tens of thousands of Egyptians poured into the square and onto streets of other cities for the January 25 anniversary of the day the revolt began. Also Thursday, military authorities told several American pro-democracy activists – including the son of a member of US President Barack Obama’s cabinet – they cannot leave the country. One of those affected described the move as a “de facto detention”….