July 8, 2011- With many fearing that the gains won during the revolution are slipping from their fingertips, tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets across the nation to demand even more political reforms. The demonstrators are pushing for speedier trials for those that killed protestors during February’s uprising.
The protestors are angry with the present military council that is ruling the country and fear they are losing what they gained in February. They are worried about the new parliamentary elections, new constitution and the trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak scheduled for next month.
Most Egyptians prefer stability and quiet and are quite weary of demonstrations. The opposition leaders and activists, however, say the ruling military only react to their demands when the streets are filled with angry protestors that have to face down police.
Many said during the protests that the revolution has yet to end and that the trail of Mubarak was happening too slowly and that this was not justice. In recent weeks many have been outraged because of postponements of different trials for those involved with the killings during the previous protests. Some of those on trial have been freed on bail and only one police officer thus far has been found guilty.
The people are calling for the cleansing of the entire judiciary system because of the many corrupt judges.