Egypt braces for massive protest

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February 10, 2011
Al Jazeera [Qatar]    
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"Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are expected to march onto the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities on Friday, in what could become the largest -- and some fear the most violent -- protests thus far, as the demonstrators’ wishes for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak were dashed on Thursday. In a 17-minute address televised to the nation, Mubarak told jubilant crowds, who expected an end to his 30-year authoritarian rule, that he transferred some of this authorities to Vice-President Omar Suleiman, but that he will cling to power until September, when his current term ends. ... Thousands of protesters have moved overnight to the sensitive presidential palace, in the upscale neighbourhood of Heliopolis in central Cairo." (02/11/11)  

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