This still from the BBC shows the scene at Friday’s protest in Cairo.
Of all the people to step in and take the still-revolutionizing nation of Egypt to another level in its post-Arab Spring era, former President Hosni Mubarak’s intelligence chief Omar Suleiman probably isn’t the man for the job. And many Egyptians, thousands of whom gathered in Tahrir Square for a protest Friday, are registering their displeasure about Suleiman’s bid to become Egypt’s next president.
The protest in Tahrir Square, in central Cairo, was called by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.
They want Egypt’s military rulers to approve a law banning former top Mubarak-era officials from standing.
The organisers fear Omar Suleiman and others seek to restore the old regime.
The former intelligence chief denies the accusation, saying his main aim is to bring back order and rein in the Islamists’ growing power.