Egypt's ElBaradei to head to Cairo protest hub

CAIRO Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:00am EST

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei plans join protesters later on Sunday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the hub of the protest calling for President Hosni Mubarak to quit, an opposition figure said.

"Dr Mohamed ElBaradei will be joining protesters in Tahrir," Mustafa el-Naggar told Reuters, adding he would come to the square later on Sunday, his first visit to the hub of the protest since returning to Egypt on Thursday.

Naggar is the coordinator for the National Coalition for Change, a coalition of opposition movements seeking political reform and headed by ElBaradei.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad, Writing by Edmund Blair)

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Comments (4)
Cru wrote:
Old puppet, meet new puppet.

Jan 30, 2011 10:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
BiteRight wrote:
Mubarak is an old guard of traditional values. I don’t think he would give up power without a fight. But soon he will find himself a commander-in-chief without too many generals and soldiers sided with him. His days count down now.

Jan 30, 2011 10:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
moweddell wrote:
Mubarak doesn’t have to leave to have a “unity Government”! He can call for free elections with grass roots candidates and initiate real democratic freedoms, without turning the government over to fanatic religious leaders or simply anyone who “opposes” his government. The USA should support ans stress this point. Remember the world press, including the USA, after giving extensive coverage to the “Ayotolla” helped creating a “hero” “religious” leader to replace the Shaw in Iran. See what we got. Perhaps it was smart for Egypt to keep outsiders out of their business via the internet, etc. Of course the USA has supported dictators in the past, as long as they were friendy to us. But, we need to be careful who we support in this case – we could end up with a nightmare and another enemy. Monty Weddell Dallas TX

Jan 30, 2011 10:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
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