Egyptian Army Takes Over As Protests Continue
POSTED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 6:12pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 8:01pm
CAIRO, EGYPT— The army is now in charge after violent protests continued in Egypt.
Thousands of Egyptians continued to protest on Friday as they demanded that President Hosni Mubarak be removed. Mubarak has been leading the country for 30 years.
Riot police whom were trying to control demonstrators have been pulled back from the streets. Protestors are calling themselves revolutionaries, and were throwing bottles, stones, and Molotov cocktails at police. Police vehicles were set on fire. Reports said at least 6 people were dead.
Though a curfew has been set, it is not being obeyed, and the people are cheering the army. The people said they want a new government, a complete change in the regime. They also want the soldiers and the armed forces of Egypt to join the demonstration, in hopes that what happened in Tunisia, can happen in Egypt.
The president of Tunisia was forced to leave the country after the army of Tunisia forced to back the president.
President Mubarak went on national television and offered concessions. Mubarak defended the crackdown on maintaining order, saying its to prevent the country from falling to Islamic radicals. He fired his cabinet and promised more reform.