Egyptians March to Restore Honor, Reject Military Repression

Cairo, Dec 23. -Thousands of Egyptians responded to the call of a dozen of political organizations to restore the honor or demand the resignation of the military junta blamed for the violent death of at least 16 protesters.The so-called honor Friday made ordinary citizens, members of political parties and social movements, opposed to pseudo-civil government headed by Prime Minister Kamal Al-Ganzouri, converge in three main places in Cairo.

The emblematic Tahrir Square, the Mosque of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest authority in the Muslim world, and another wide area in the capital welcomed Islamists, women and people of different faiths and political currents united by opposition to the military leadership.

The march also calls for the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (CSFA) to transfer immediately the power to civil authorities, bring forward the date of presidential elections and try those responsible for lethal repression against activists.

As the Egyptian Minister of Health, Adel Adawy reported on Thursday, last week clashes left a balance of at least 16 people dead and 928 injured.

The National Association for Change, led by Nobel Peace Prize Mohamed ElBaradei, in a statement urged all Egyptians to march peacefully in the name of dignity, an initiative imitated by youngsters groups who brought down Hosni Mubarak. (Prensa Latina)