Egypt’s ‘Day of Departure’: Tens of thousands in Cairo demand ouster of Mubarak
We told you this would happen
Just 2 days ago, NTEB was one of the first outlets to reveal that Obama had secret meetings with Egyptian President Mubarak where he told him it was time to step down now, and not when his term was up in September. Now today, tens of thousands of angry Muslim Brotherhood-led protesters are lining the street to demand that Mubarak step down immediately. And the NY Daily News reveals that Obama is indeed in talks with Mubarak, discussing his immediate departure.
It’s the moment of truth.
Tens of thousands of anti-government activists flooded Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Friday waving flags and demanding the immediate ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in a rally dubbed “day of departure.”
The demonstration is the culmination of 10 days of violent protests that have engulfed Egypt, leaving at least eight dead and more than 800 wounded.
Protesters are not satisfied with Mubarak’s Feb. 1 announcement that he’ll finish out his term until elections are held in September. Rally-goers have given him until today to leave.
Mubarak, who has been in power for 30 years, told ABC News he wanted to quit immediately but feared the country would devolve into further chaos. He insisted the country’s Islamist opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood, would fill the void left by his absence.
He remains in the presidential palace, fiercely guarded by troops, tanks and barbed wire.
The Obama Administration said it was in talks with top Egyptian officials about the possibility of Mubarak resigning immediately.” source – NY Daily News
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