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Thousands of Egyptians held a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday (May 27th) demanding a "second revolution" that will witness more rapid democratic reforms.
Organizers billed the demonstration as "the second day of anger", with protesters holding up signs asking for a new constitution and an end to corruption in politics. The military leadership said in a statement on Thursday that it would avoid the protests so as not to provoke clashes.
Opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei expressed "serious concern about the absence of security forces" at the protest. The Muslim Brotherhood opposed the demonstration, cautioning protest organizers against "driving a wedge" between the military and the people.