Mubarak speech derided; crowds shout: Go now

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 2, 2011 00:52

Clashes erupted between protesters and government supporters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in Egypt, and gunshots were heard, according to footage by Al-Jazeera television.

The clashes followed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech on Tuesday saying he would not run for a new term.

The speech was immediately derided by protesters massed in Cairo's central Tahrir Square. Watching his speech on a giant TV, protesters booed and waved their shoes over their heads at his image in a sign of contempt. "Go, go, go! We are not leaving until he leaves," they chanted. One man screamed, "He doesn't want to say it, he doesn't want to say it."


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