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Egypt: 'Reclaiming the revolution'
Military rulers in Egypt are under mounting pressure as thousands take to Tahrir Square demanding political change.
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2011 12:41

An end to the state of emergency, reform of the election law and a road map to hand over power to civilans. These were the key demands for activists gathering in Cairo's Tahrir square on Friday.

And despite Egypt's largest political party choosing not to participate, activists were hoping for the largest protests since the uprising began in January.
 
But will Friday's demonstration put enough pressure on what some Egyptians are calling an anti-revolutionary military to change their stance? Is the Egyptian revolution under threat? And is a clash between the military and the people likely?

Inside Story, with presenter Shakuntala Santhiran, discusses with guests Ramy El Swissy, the co-founder of the April 6th movement, one of the groups protesting on Friday; Dina Zakaria, the co-founder of the Freedom and Justice Party who is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood; Omar Ashour, the director of Middle East Studies at Exeter University, who has just returned from a research tenure in Egypt.

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Al Jazeera
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