Friday, February 11, 2011
Clashes have reportedly erupted between Mubarak supporters and protesters gathered near the Presidential Palace in Cairo Earlier the Egyptian army made an official statement promising to lift the state of emergency as soon as the current situation ends and ensure free elections in the near future.
Hundreds of thousands of egyptians have begun flooding the streets of Cairo as protesters promise an unprecedented rally. This comes after President Hosni Mubarak once again vowed to remain in office until September.
In a televised national address, he promised to transfer some power to his vice president, Omar Suleiman – but not step down himself. The 82-year-old also cited his reluctance to bow to international pressure – something many believe he’s done on a regular basis.
This article was posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 at 8:23 am