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Egyptians converge for new 'Day of Rage'

RIA Novosti

15:27 27/05/2011 CAIRO, May 27 (RIA Novosti) - Thousands of Egyptians are moving into Cairo's central Tahrir Square for a new Day of Rage protest on Friday.

About 40 different parties, movements and associations have called on Egyptians to take part in peaceful demonstrations across the country.

The Coalition of Revolutionary Forces has criticized the military council over the lack of political vision and demanded that the council be replaced and elections put off until a new constitution is drafted.

It also demanded the release of all political prisoners and the return of stolen national assets to the country's treasury.

The coalition is comprised of more than 30 movements including, the Revolutionary Youth in Governorates, the Popular Revolutionary Front, the 6 April Movement, the Youth of the National Association for Change, the Revolutionary Youth Coalition, and the Egyptian Coalition Movement.

President Hosni Mubarak, 83, resigned on February 11 following an 18-day uprising that resulted in the deaths of more than 800 people. The military council that took power following Mubarak's resignation has pledged to bring to justice all former regime officials found guilty of abusing their powers.

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