Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt protests heat up as army endorses Mubarak

Well that will about settle that!

With the Army on Mubaraks side, the protesters on the streets don't have much of a choice now.

What a bit, Afternoon or Evening prayers could result in a Meltdown.

Tensions are rising in Egypt as tens of thousands of protesters continue to demand that authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak step down despite his announcement that he would remain in office until September.

Egypt's military said Friday that it endorses Mubarak's decision not to resign, which he announced Thursday after widespread speculation that he would announce he was stepping down during a special address to the country.

The military said in a statement that it supports his plan for a peaceful transfer of power, and for free and fair presidential elections later in the year.

It also promised to end the country's 30-year state of emergency once "the current situation has ended."

Protesters had demanded a repeal of the law, which allows for the arbitrary arrest and detention of those the military perceives as agitators.

Despite the army's concession, protesters remained furious Friday, swarming outside the presidential palace and streaming by the thousands into Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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