Egypt's Tahrir Square: Tens of thousands protest plutocratic stratocracy's rule

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The protests were aimed at stepping up pressure on the generals to hand over power to civilians and bar ex-regime members from running in forthcoming presidential elections. Both Islamists and liberals turned out in force for the protest, to show the widespread anger at the military over the country's political chaos ahead of the first presidential elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak more than a year ago. The confusion has raised suspicions the generals ruling since Mubarak's ouster are manipulating the process to preserve their power, ensure the victory of a pro-military candidate and prevent reform. 'Down with military rule,' protesters in Tahrir chanted, and banners draped around the sprawling plaza denounced candidates seen as 'feloul,' or 'remnants' from Mubarak's regime.

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