In what is being labeled as a ‘day of departure’ for Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, the tensions continue as protesters fill the streets in another attempt to force out Mubarak.
CAIRO — The Egyptian military guarded thousands of protesters pouring into Cairo’s main square for a ‘day of departure’ rally Friday in an attempt to drive out President Hosni Mubarak after a week and half of pro-democracy demonstrations.
The Obama administration said it was in talks with top Egyptian officials about the possibility of Mubarak immediately resigning, and an interim government forming before free and fair elections this year.
Egyptian Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi and senior army officials visited the square Friday morning and soldiers were checking IDs and performing body searches at its entrances, a sign that Egypt’s most powerful institution was sanctioning the demonstration. Continue reading . . .