Protesters Return to Cairo’s Tahrir Square
Mosa’ab Elshamy, via TwitPicProtesters returned to Tahrir Square in Cairo with tents on Wednesday, starting a new sit-in to press their demands for an end to emergency rule and changes to Egypt’s interim government, according to bloggers and activists.
The new protest follows intense clashes in the Egyptian capital, which began on Tuesday when some people were locked out of a memorial service for protesters killed during the first phase of Egypt’s revolution. As my colleague Dina Salah Amer reports, many of those blocked from the memorial “said they were relatives of those who died and fought with the police to gain entry.”
Hossam el-Hamalawy, an Egyptian journalist and activist, posted video on his blog that showed family members — some carrying posters with images of their loved ones — trying to break into the Balloon Theater in Cairo, where the memorial was being held.read more.