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"There is no enmity between the people and armed forces . . . We ask you not to attack our sons. This is not the (behaviour) of the armed forces. This is a peaceful protest," one protester said on loudspeakers. "We demand that the armed forces release all our sons that have been arrested in Tahrir."
The high command has given no timetable for transition but tried to reassure with a statement on Saturday, underlining a commitment to democracy and international treaties, aimed particularly at Israel with which it has a peace treaty.
Protesters said soldiers had detained some of their leaders and more than 30 people had been taken to an army holding area around the Egyptian Museum, which houses a unique collection of ancient artifacts, next to the square.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Egypt's military dissolves parliament, suspends constitution
Originally posted by sara123123
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
When a people resort to a violent "protest" revolution, it is like tossing your cookies in the air as to who or what will fill the vacume. That is usually the best armed and the meanest who moves in to fill the empty place. For now it is the military and then it will be the head choppers. There will be no representative democracy and human rights in Egypt because of Islam.
Was that a surprise to anyone here? once you dissolve a parliament you cant have elections
Our correspondent James Bays says the Egyptian military has dissolved the parliament and announced that elections will take place in September.
Egyptian TV read out the communicate, saying that elections will take place in September, and the military will only run the country until September.
This is a very important news, the protesters have been asking for a specific timeline, they wanted to know when this transition was going to take place, and when there was going to be an elected civilian government, and now the military supreme command have answered that.
It is interesting that This military communicate came out shortly after the prime minister spoke to the nation, I think that they are showing where the power is, making it clear that for now the military high command replaces the president in the structure, and the prime minister does what he is told."
10:45am The cabinet, appointed when Hosni Mubarak was still in office, will not undergo a major reshuffle and will stay to oversee a political transformation in the coming months, the cabinet spokesman says.
"The shape of the government will stay until the process of transformation is done in a few months, then a new government will be appointed based on the democratic principles in place," the spokesman told Reuters, adding that it was possible some portfolios could change hands in that period.
11:35am In Alexandria, a few hundreds of workers at Bank of Alexandria are holding a protest, demanding details be released about the banks sale by the state to the private sector. Also, several hundred workers from the building company The Arab Contractors, used for almost all major construction projects by the state, are protesting in downtown Alexandria demanding better pay.