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Tahrir protesters step up pressure on the army

Tahrir protesters step up pressure on the army
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Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday.

Their aim is to seal the same fate for their military rulers as they did for deposed president Hosni Mubarak in February.

Their message is simple: stand down now.

Tahrir Square was the focal point of the uprising that swept Mubarak from power.

Similar protests are taking place across the country, but there are also some demonstrations in support of the army.

Those backing the military say they can provide much-needed stability.

Egypt’s economy is struggling as tourists and foreign investors shun the country.

The army has named a new prime minister, Kamal Ganzouri, to form a national salvation cabinet in the hope that he can defuse tensions.