Muhammad Mahmud St.
Egypt has witnessed sorrowful and gruesome events as a result of clashes between the police and the army with the rebels in the Tahrir Square and most of the Egyptian governorates at the end of the ‘Friday of One Demand’ on 18 November 2011. The demand was to hand over power from the Supreme President of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Tantawi, to a civilian president elected by the Egyptian people. The military council had gone too far in following the steps of former President Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown together with his corrupt regime by the 25 January revolution. The army clashed with the demonstrators, killing them and expelling them from the public squares. It also imprisoned them and suppressed them by attaching false charges to them and prosecuting them to weaken their activism and break the demonstrators’ sit-in by force.