Egyptians still angry over perceived injustice.
Egypt has not seen the last of its revolutionary firebrands. Even after the toppling of Hosni Mubarak’s ossified government, there are more goals in the hit list formed by the agents of change. Crowds gathered this Friday to call for the corrupt elements in the army to step down. They wanted fair and square trials for those stationed at lucrative positions by sheer weight of nepotism.
Though the Mubarak regime is no more, the military remains a prominent feature of the Egyptian terrain. Whether the corruption rampant in this institution will be weeded out remains to be seen. The military establishment has tried to remind the desperate and discontented crowds that “suspicious elements are trying to pit the people against the military.” But words have little to no effect when volatile emotions are involved.