“Our revolution continues” and “The people demand the fulfillment of the promises of the Arab spring” are some of the messages written on the many posters the Egyptians carry in Tahrir Square.
The manifestants returned to the streets to demand advances in the democratic process and the prosecution of those responsible for the repression of the regime. Nearly 10,000 civilians have been arrested since the end of the revolt last February 11 and have been or will be tried in military courts thanks to the Emergency Law, which turned 30 years last May. Meanwhile, last week seven police officers in Suez, who had been accused of being responsible for the deaths of protesters during the revolution, were released.
In Alexandria the trial for the death of Khaled Said (a young 28 year old who was beated to death by two policemen on June 6, 2010) was delayed again (until September) due to new evidence that would come to change the detention charges for the murder, that was the germ of the movement that organized the protests of January 25.
The Egyptians are deeply disappointed that this week the Ministers of Housing, Information and Finance, accused of embezzlement (still pending on other charges) were released. “We came because we want justice,” say some Egyptians who have returned to set up their shops this week in Tahrir Square. (MS)
Source: El País