Hundreds flock to Tahrir to participate in ‘Last Warning Friday’

Hundreds of protesters flocked to Tahrir Square Friday morning to participate in a demonstration being called “Last Warning Friday”.

Political activists on Facebook have called for a million-strong demonstration in the square. They have laid out several demands, including carrying out serious reforms to purge the interior ministry of corrupt members, forming a revolutionary cabinet, curtailing the powers of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), granting the prime minister wider powers, suspending and eventually prosecuting those accused of killing protesters, prosecuting former President Hosni Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly on charges of killing protesters, and transferring Mubarak from Sharm el-Sheikh Hospital to prison.

"I came today because I can see that what used to happen before the 25 January revolution has returned once again, and the police are back to using repression," said Mohamed al-Aswany, one of the protesters.

Aswany said that Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy did not take harsh enough measures against policemen accused of killing protesters. He gave the example of Wael al-Koumy, a police officer at Al-Raml Police Station in Alexandria, who has been transferred to another department since being charged with killing 23 protesters. Koumy reportedly makes a higher salary at his new location.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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