Protesters turn anger on Egypt army

Protesters turn anger on Egypt army

The army, which has ruled Egypt since Mubarak was forced out of office on February 11, has become a growing target for a hardcore of protesters, who say the generals are colluding with remnants of Mubarak’s network and thwarting calls for a deeper purge.

“The military council is part and parcel of the corrupt regime. It is made up of heads of the army that have benefited from Mubarak and his 30 years of robbing the Egyptian people,” said Abdullah Ahmed, 45, a protester in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The army dismisses such charges and says it is guarding against any attempt by former officials to undermine reforms.

Protester ire was fuelled on Saturday after the army tried to clear demonstrators from Tahrir during curfew hours from 2 am to 5 am. Troops and police used tasers and batons. Sounds of gunshots rang out across the square overnight.  Medical sources said two men died out of 15 wounded by gunshots.

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