Friday, February 4, 2011

"Day of Departure": Tens of Thousands Protestors at Tahrir Square After Friday Prayers, Clashes Expected

CAIRO – Egyptian anti-government protestors are regarding Friday as “Day of Departure” for the President Hosni Mubarak. Tens of thousand have gathered in the Tahrir Square after the Friday prayers and chanting anti-Mubarak slogans.
The situation is very critical as during the Thursday protests many lives lost in the clashes of anti and pro-Mubarak forces. 

 Embattled Egyptian president Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak don’t want to quit immediately despite of the international pressure to listen to the people asking to end the 30-year-rule which only gave poverty, unemployment and dissatisfaction. According to New York Times Obama administration is talking to Egyptian administration to convince Mubarak to quit now. 

According to pro-Mubarak sources immediate quitting by President will just bring chaos to Egypt. Speaking in an interview with ABC Thursday, after bloodshed in Cairo that killed 10 people, the 82-year-old Hosni Mubarak said he believed his country still need him. 

"If I resign today, there will be chaos," he said. Asked to comment on calls for him to resign, he said: "I don't care what people say about me. Right now I care about my country." 

In response to the Mubarak’s plan of quitting government in September; the proposal from Obama administration sets up a power transition immediately to the temporary government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military.

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