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Voices of Protest from Tahrir

Carl Finamorebyline‚ Jan. 28‚ 2013

CAIRO: On the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, the scene at Tahrir Square was a dramatic example of the quandaries facing the country. Tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the square to celebrate the 18-day revolution that, two years ago, ended the corrupt 29-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. But as Egyptians continue their struggle today, they find themselves divided over its goals and direction.

Though the huge numbers in Liberation (Tahrir) Square recalled last year's demonstration, the composition of the crowd was markedly different. This time, the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest mass organization in Egypt that also controls most major government posts, was conspicuously absent.