Brotherhood Rallies in Egypt against Military Rule

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Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday, protesting what they say are attempts by the country's military rulers to reinforce their power.

The majority of rallies in the central square in recent months have been led by liberal or left-leaning groups. But Friday's protest was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood has rarely come out in full force since Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down in February.

The group is threatening to escalate its protests if the military is given permanent political power.

"The army has no role in ruling people," Brotherhood member Hani Hegazi said. "Its only job is to protect the country. We want civilian rule chosen through democracy."

Parliamentary elections are only 10 days away.

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