Egyptian demonstration turns to massive pro-Islam rally

Tahrir Square

A peaceful demonstration at Tahrir Square on Friday turned into one of the largest pro-Islam demonstrations to take place in Egypt.

Khawala Matter of the United Nations Information Centre in the capital Cairo says it was the last day of a three week sit-in to demand speedier reforms.

Last spring the Egyptian youth took to the streets of the North African country demanding jobs and democracy.

Now the movement which toppled Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has taken what many of Egypt’s revolutionaries are calling an unexpected turn

The Director of UNIC, Khawala Matter, spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about what happened that day and what it means for Egypt's future.

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