Protests in Egypt against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak is entering its eighth day today.
Reports say thousands of protesters will again gather on Cairo’s Tahrir Square and across cities in the country.
The protesters are demanding that Mubarak step down after 30 years in power. They have called for a general strike and what they hope will be a “million-men” protest march on February 1.
Muhammad El-Baradei has called on President Mubarak to step down from power, saying Egyptians are beginning a new era in their national life.
Mr El-Baradei, has said Washington is losing credibility by talking of democracy while still supporting a president viewed by millions of Egyptian people as oppressive.
“This is common sense when you see a couple of million people in the street who are representative of 85 million Egyptian people who hate Mubarak, who want to see his back.
“The army is part of the people. And at the end of the day, after anyone takes off his uniform, he is part of the people with the same problems, the same repression, the same inability to have a decent life.
“So eventually, I don’t think they are going to shoot their people. And why should they shoot their people? To protect what?”
El-Baradei spoke to crowds on the evening of January 30 in Tahrir Square.
“I came today to join you on the happiest day in our lives. Today I can look each one of you in the eye. Today as Egyptians, you have taken back your rights to life and freedom. What has begun cannot go back. As we said earlier, we have one main demand: the end of the regime and the beginning of a new stage,”
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