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'Friday of the Last Chance' in Tahrir Square

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'Friday of the Last Chance' in Tahrir Square


They are calling it ‘Friday of the Last Chance’ in Egypt.

Cairo’s Tahrir Square will again be the focal point as demonstrators gather to urge a new constitution and an immediate transition from military to civilian rule.

They want to provoke a turning point in eight day of rallies amid clashes with security forces that have left more than 40 people dead.

People will only leave the square when they retrieve their dignity, said protester Saber Saad. “We are suffering. People are struggling for food.”

The army, insisting parliamentary elections will start on Monday as planned, has left many activists unimpressed with its latest reported move.

State media says it has asked 78-year-old Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government. His age and the fact he served as prime minister under ousted President Mubarak make him an unpopular choice for those demanding a clean break with the past.

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