Egypt's Ousted Mubarak Denies Corruption

Published on Sunday 10th April 2011

Several hundred Egyptian demonstrators have defied an army order to leave Cairo's main Tahrir Square, in a third day of protests against the military chief, and demands for more corruption trials.Protestors behind barbed wire blockades Sunday chanted slogans against Egypt's military chief Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who heads the military council that has ruled Egypt since the ouster of longtime ruler President Hosni Mubarak in February. The protesters have stayed in the square even after Egypt's military rulers announced Saturday they were ready to use force to clear the site so that life can go "back to normal." Earlier Saturday, medical sources in Egypt said a pre-dawn military crackdown on demonstrators there killed two people and left at least 15 wounded. State television quoted Egypt's Health Ministry as saying one person died and 71 others were wounded.Military police swept into the square, swinging batons and firing shots to clear out protesters defying a curfew as they rallied against the country's former and current leadership.  Witnesses say police beat the protesters, and blood could be seen on the streets.Egyptians have been growing more frustrated with the country's military leaders who assumed control of the country following Mubarak's departure.  Demonstrators have accused the military of protecting Mubarak, who has been living under house arrest at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh with his family.  Protesters want him to be tried for corruption.

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