Sean Penn Joins Protesters in Egypt

| by Michael Allen

On Friday, Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn joined activists in Egypt to tell the country's military leaders to transfer power to civilians more quickly. Reuters reports that Penn joined protestors in Tahrir Square as part of a demonstration called 'Reclaiming the Revolution.'

Penn told Ahram Online: "The world is inspired by the call for freedom by the courageous revolution of Egypt. There are still struggles forward, there are constitutional issues, there (needs to be) a transition of power from the military to the people.”

Penn also called on the military leadership to do away with "emergency laws" that date back to deposed President Hosni Mubarak. These laws give security forces powers to detain citizens and hold them in custody.

Parliamentary elections in Egypt are scheduled to take place on Nov. 28, but no date has been set to elect a leader, which was promised after the revolution.