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Egyptians Protest Against Military Violence, Mistreatment of Women
Amro Hassan, from the Sydney Morning Herald, reported thousands of women marched as they chanted "'Egyptian girls are a red line,' [as] male protesters formed a protective line around them. 'Down with the military rule!'"
Juan Cole notes that the outrage was not contained to Cairo. "Women rallied all over Egypt, according to the Arabic press. A march was held in Alexandria in solidarity with with the young women who were attacked by police in Tahrir Square and insisting that women have the right to demonstrate."
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A Calmer Wednesay
Egyptians headed back to voting booths on Wednesday as a more general calm took hold. Reports Reuters:
Nine provinces, mostly outside the capital, were holding run-off votes on Wednesday and Thursday in the election that is being held over six weeks and ends on January 11.
The ruling army council, which took over from Mubarak, has said it will not let the transition be derailed and has pledged to hand power to an elected president by July. But protesters in the square want the army to return to barracks far sooner.