CAIRO (Reuters) - More than 1,000 protesters ignored an army order to leave Cairo's main square on Sunday, extending into a third day their calls for a quick move to civilian rule and a deeper purge of corrupt officials.
Barbed wire blocked roads into Tahrir Square, the center of the protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on February 11 and a major thoroughfare in the traffic-choked capital.
Protesters cried "revolution, revolution" and brandished an effigy of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who heads the military council now ruling Egypt and is also defense minister, as he was under Mubarak for many years.
"What is wanted is a civilian council," read one slogan. "The people demand that the field marshal be toppled," the protesters cried.
A dozen armored personnel carriers full of troops waited near the square but out of sight.
Egypt's army rulers have enjoyed broad support since taking control on February 11, but complaints against them are growing -- although they have promised free, fair elections for a new parliament in September. READ FULL ARTICLE