Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s speech on Thursday disappointed many protestors in Egypt. Many demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square eagerly awaited what they thought would be Mr. Mubarak’s resignation.
Many Chicago-area residents with ties to Egypt welcomed the news that President Hosni Mubarak had resigned and handed over power to the military.
After the speech from President Mubarak stating that he would not step down, Ahmed Rehab speaks about the reactions from the protesters. Rehab also discusses where the peaceful protests should go from here.
Ahmed Rehab talks to Ed Schultz about what’s happening in Egypt shortly after Mubarak said he would not step down, as well as what needs to be done in the country in order for a peaceful revolution to be successful.
Ahmed Rehab talks to MSNBC from Tahrir Square as Egyptians, and the whole world, wait for Mubarak’s resignation.
Ahmed Rehab is in Egypt right now and after hearing the speech from Mubarak, he is worried about the possible confrontations during what may be the largest protests on Friday. He assures that the Egyptian protests will not calm down until Mubarak steps down from office.
Ahmed Rehab speaks on CLTV about Mubarak and his decision to remain President. Egyptian protesters are continuing their rally and even marching towards the Presidential Palace. Rehab comments on the will of the people and that Mubarak must step down soon in order to avoid any harm to people.
American-Egyptians and supporters are deeply disappointed by Mubarak’s refusal to step down as President. CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinators shared how upset they were with the Egyptian President’s decision, and their hopes for a peaceful resolution.
As crowds of protesters in Egypt erupted in anger, Egyptians in Chicago were glued to their televisions and computers as they grappled with what they called shocking news: The president of Egypt was not stepping down despite weeks of protests and hints that he would do so.
As protests continue to grow in Egypt, speculations regarding who will take President Hosni Mubarak’s place grow as well. For the past two weeks, U.S. media coverage has portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood to be first in line to succeed Mubarak’s regime. However, some say the Muslim Brotherhood is not as radical as most people think.