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Thousands call for trials of Egypt regime figures

By Diaa Hadid

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 1 2011 9:40 a.m. MDT

An Egyptian puts on a representation of the Giza Pyramids on his head during a demonstration at Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 1, 2011, to call for Egypt's military government to harshly punish members of ex-President Hosni Mubarak's former administration.

Amr Nabil, Associated Press

CAIRO — Thousands of people have filled Cairo's Tahrir Square to call for Egypt's military rulers to harshly punish members of ex-President Hosni Mubarak's former administration.

The demonstration, dubbed "Friday for the Rescue of the Revolution," was organized by the Youth Revolution Coalition, a group founded by the young activists who started Jan. 25 protests that led to Mubarak's ouster.

The protesters are calling for trials of remaining members of Mubarak's regime, namely Fathi Serour, the former parliament speaker; Zakariya Azmi, head of the presidential palace; and Safwat al-Sherif, the former secretary general of the ruling party.

They also call for swift measures to bring back money and assets, taken over by Mubarak and his men from abroad.

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