THEY’RE BACK

Thousands Protest Egypt’s Military Rule

Tens of thousands of protesters packed Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday in the largest demonstration since the uprising last February that led to President Hosni Mubarak’s fall. The rally was organized by liberals calling for an antimilitary candidate in Egypt’s upcoming presidential vote, but protesters were divided, with the parliamentary Muslim Brotherhood angry that the ruling military has prevented them from wielding any real political power and and calling for a “second revolution.” Tensions mounted as liberals accused the Brotherhood of being laissez-faire regarding military rule over the past year.