Military says Mubarak will meet protesters demands
CAIRO (AP) - President Hosni Mubarak will meet the demands of
protesters, military and ruling party officials said Thursday in
the strongest indication yet that Egypt's longtime president may be
about to give up power.
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 said 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."
Gen. Hassan al-Roueini, military commander for the Cairo area,
told thousands of protesters in central Tahrir Square, "All your
demands will be met today."
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