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Story Publication logo December 12, 2011

Tahrir Square: The July Sit-In



In the wake of the uprising that ousted President Mubarak, Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo...

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In July 2011, five months after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in an 18-day uprising, thousands of protesters staged a three-week sit-in in Tahrir Square — the iconic epicenter of the Egyptian revolution — to call for the basic demands of the revolution to be fulfilled. The sit-in was launched on July 8, when tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across the country in the largest demonstrations since the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces took the reins of power after Mubarak's fall. Demonstrators had a variety of demands, including banning the use of military trials again civilians, holding public trials for members of the ousted regime, the immediate suspension all police officers implicated in the killing of protesters, a plan for the full restructuring of the Interior Ministry, and drawing up a new budget to better respond to the needs of the poor.


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