A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo’s streets Tuesday to demand the removal of President Hosni Mubarak, the clearest sign yet that a unified leadership was emerging for Egypt’s powerful but disparate protest movement.
In an apparent attempt to show change, Mubarak named a new government Monday. But the lineup dominated by regime stalwarts was greeted with scorn by protesters camped out for the fourth day in the capital’s central Tahrir, of Liberation, Square.
“We don’t want life to go back to normal until Mubarak leaves,” Israa Abdel-Fattah, a founder of the April 6 Group, a movement of young people pushing for democratic reform.
If Egypt’s opposition groups are able to truly coalesce — far from a certainty for movements that include students, online activists, old-school opposition politicians and the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood — it could sustain and amplify the momentum of the week-old protests.
Source: The Associated Press
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by Tactical-Life.com / Jan 31, 2011