Sunday, February 6, 2011

Egypt protesters mass in Liberation Sq.

Egyptians camped out in Cairo's Liberation Square have vowed to continue their protests to oust President Hosni Mubarak .
Much larger crowds of Egyptian protesters have been entering Cairo's Liberation Square on the 13th day of anti-government protests as the government is trying to back everything to normal.

The Egyptian army on Sunday tightened security around the square in the Egyptian capital as the massive countrywide demonstrations entered their thirteenth day, which was dubbed “Day of Martyrs”, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The soldiers patrolled Cairo's streets as the Egyptian government tries to reopen banks and shops in the city center after almost two weeks of closure.

The government moved to get people back to work following twelve days of protests while the protesters have pledged to continue the revolution until Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak steps down.

The incumbent Egyptian president, however, insists that he will stay in office until the next presidential election in September.

On Saturday, Egyptian state television announced that Mubarak has resigned as chairman of the ruling National Democratic Party.

Senior members of Mubarak's party also resigned on the same day, but demonstrators staging a 12th day of revolution rejected the shuffle as a cosmetic move.

Mubarak also reportedly held talks with key cabinet members to try to kick-start Egypt's economy, which has been hit hard by the ongoing protests.

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