Egyptian General Hints At Military Coup Today
General Hassan al-Roueini, military commander for Cairo, told protesters in Tahrir square, “All your demands will be met today.”
The military’s supreme council was meeting Thursday, without the commander in chief Mubarak, and announced on state TV its “support of the legitimate demands of the people.”
A spokesman read a statement that the council was in permanent session “to explore “what measures and arrangements could be made to safeguard the nation, its achievements and the ambitions of its great people.”
The statement was labelled “communique number 1,” a phrasing that suggests a military coup.
Mubarak is expected to address Egyptians tonight to respond to the demands of the protesters.Click here for reuse options!
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