Thousands of Egyptians continue to protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square claiming their revolution has been hijacked by allies of the ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.
With long-awaited presidential elections reduced to a choice between an Islamist candidate and Mubarak’s former prime minister, activists want to reclaim their revolt.
“We do not recognise these elections, they leave us with the worst of two choices, so there is no point in supporting the second round,” said a woman protester.
One pro-democracy activist was clear why he was angry over the jail term for Mubarak instead of the death penalty and the acquittals of senior officers over the killing of protesters.
“We came here to protest against the unfair verdicts as they mean the martyrs have spilt their blood for nothing,” he said.
euronews correspondent Riad Muasses in Cairo said: “The protesters want Mubarak’s allies retried and former prime minister Shafiq banned from this month’s presidential run-off.“