Sunday, January 30, 2011

Opposition Leader: "Government Must Step Down"

President Hosni Mubarak cannot remain in power - ElBaradei, key opposition leader

Cairo – Opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei told crowds in Tahrir Square that the key demand is for the government of President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

He offered no alternative.

“What we have begun cannot go back,” he told cheering multitudes of hundreds of thousands in the gathering gloom of a winter twilight.

Dr. ElBaradei was at one time the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations. According to the Muslim Brotherhood, he has been appointed the chief negotiator between opposition forces and the government and military.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters ignored a curfew order to vacate the streets after dark while the military stood by, powerless to clear the forbidden areas of the huge crowds

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