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Egyptians show impatience with Army, demanding prosecution of Mubarak.

Thousands of egyptians demand prosecution of mubarak, last Friday. Photo credit to Amr Nabil, AP

Since Mubarak’s fall, the movement that pushed to expell him from power has seen some fragmentation, as the military who ousted Mubarak pushed ahead with a quick timetable for new parliament and presidential elections to be held in September and November. That has sent various political parties and factions scrambling to get organized to contest the vote.

But the accusations of corruption around Mubarak´s regime provides a unifying theme that resonates among most Egyptians.

Many Egyptians want to see Mubarak and his entourage punished for years of corruption and repression, including widespread vote fraud during elections and security crackdowns.

For that reason, egyptian protesters stepped up their challenge to the country’s ruling military council on friday, as one hundred thousand massed demanding the prosecution of Mubarak and his family for alleged corruption. Even a smaller group leaded by people of the Muslim Brotherhood tested out the army’s tolerance with a march on Israel’s embassy.

The mass rally in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square was the biggest by protesters in weeks. Chant and banners also criticized  the military’s Supreme Council  headed by Defense Minister Field marshal Hussein Tantawi demanding for his removal.