Thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo and other cities Friday to demand the military rulers hand over power. Seventeen people have been killed during Egypt’s riots in suspected incidents of police brutality, and the image of one woman being beaten and dragged through the streets has caused fury throughout the country—as well as worldwide outrage. “Anyone who saw her and saw her pain would come to Tahrir,” said Omar Adele, 27, a protester in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Some protesters are demanding the Army bring forward a presidential vote as early as Jan. 25—the one-year anniversary of the uprisings that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak. Others have said Egypt has remained in chaos 10 months after Mubarak’s ouster, and even the Muslim Brotherhood did not join in Friday’s protest. The Army has said it regrets the violence and offered an apology over the woman who was beaten.
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