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Egyptian Protesters Back In Cairo's Tahrir Square

Thousands demonstrated on Egypt's Tahrir Square to demand a faster pace of reform.
Thousands of Egyptian activists returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square on September 9 for a day of protests demanding a clear road map to democracy and an end to military trials for civilians.

Demonstrators also demanded a faster pace of reform. One target of the protest was the head of Egypt's military council, Hussein Tantawi.

He served as former president Hosni Mubarak's defense minister. Protesters say Tantawi's plan to transfer power to civilian rule is unclear.

The military took over after Mubarak resigned in February following a popular revolution. The protest on September 9 was the first major rally in Tahrir Square in a month.

Smaller crowds demonstrated in other Egyptian cities.

compiled from agency reports