Mubarak speaks

Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak calls for government’s resignation


President Hosni Mubarak has finally addressed Egypt, following the third day of violent mass protests in Cairo, when thousands of anti-government demonstrators defied a government-imposed curfew, set fire to the governing party’s headquarters and the military was dispatched into the streets. Mubarak expressed regret at the loss of life of both police and protesters, and said he has been listening to protesters’ demands. He has asked the government to resign and will designate a new government on Saturday, although he himself will not step down. “We will continue our political, economic and social reforms for a free and democratic Egyptian society,” he said. In response to the international criticism of the government’s decision to block internet and mobile phone access during the protests, Mubarak said that Egypt’s media and civil liberties allowed Egyptians to protest on the scale that they did, but that “there is a fine line between freedom and chaos.” Within minutes of finishing address, protesters reportedly returned to the streets once again, chanting “Down with Mubarak.”


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Mubarak speaks

  1. Pack your bags Hosni….while you still can

  2. What is the point of sucking the cabinet, yet retaining the master that pulls the string and the puppets? I hope the people will get what they wanted and not worse than what they are having, or in this case same oh, same oh.

  3. Bob Rae made some insightful comments on the situation. The guy whose photo is on the official Minister of Foreign Affairs website was unavailable to make any stupid comments.

    Did Harper really take Coyne's advice and hire Bob?


  5. Just like every other despot refusing to let go of the abusive power they have wielded for so long. The wests selfishness in manipulating these countries for years for their own stability over peoples freedom is going to come bakc to haunt bigtime. Selfishness, right in there with the greed and lust for power of western governments. Sad. Begining to remind me of an old southern gentlemen sitting on the ruins of his porch after the Civil War remembering the good old days.

  6. He is making some changes but not getting rid of the main problem to the people. That problem is him, himself. He even has the gall to put the word "democratic" in his address.
    The world is changing

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