Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Friday to demand faster reforms, prosecution of former officials from toppled president Hosni Mubarak’s government, and a clearer plan of transition to democracy.
Friday’s rally, which protesters are calling the “March of the Million,” is expected to be the largest demonstration since Mubarak fell on Feb. 11, al-Jazeera reports.
Protesters have the backing of most political groups and parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most organized political group. Demonstrations took place in the cities of Cairo, Suez, and Alexandria.
Watch a video that shows the immense numbers said to be gathered in Tahrir Square Friday:
Tweets from Tahrir Square showed the protesters’ frustation:
But also the newfound energy:
And some tweets showed the posturing by political parties: