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Egypt: Democracy in danger?
Protesters are taking to the streets in Egypt, demanding faster reforms.
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2011 11:13

Tahrir Square in central Cairo hosted the largest protest since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.

Protesters are still calling for officials and security forces to be held accountable for previous reforms within the interior ministry; this comes amidst upcoming parliamentary elections and the drafting of a new constitution. 

The release of several police officers allegedly involved in the killings of protesters in the town of Suez earlier this year; and the fact no one from Mubarak's family has stood in a courtroom yet, adds more fuel to the fire for the Egyptian people rallying in Tahrir Square.
 
So what is really sparking the protests this time around? And is the Egyptian revolution, as well as hopes for a free and fair democracy, in danger? 
 
Inside Story, with presenter Sohail Rahman, discusses with Wael Eskandar, a political activist and columnist for Al-Ahram Online; Sharif Abdel Kouddous, a correspondent for Democracy Now!; and Rami Khouri, the director of ISSAM Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Friday, July 8, 2011.

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Al Jazeera
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