Egypt: Army asks protesters to restore peace

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Cairo, Feb 2: Egypt's armed forces have asked the protesters to help them in bringing back normal life to Egypt. The message shown on Egypt's national television appears to be a clear call to the protesters to disperse or face possible confrontation.

The Army spokesman said, "The army forces are calling on you. You began by going out to express your demands and you are the ones capable of restoring normal life."

Read: Mubarak ho, Mubarak to go!

Earlier Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak gave in to the demands of the protesters and offered to quit after his term gets over in September 2011. However in Cairo, the crowd was swelling up in Tahrir (Liberation) Square for the ninth day of protests against Mubarak.

They are asking him to step-down with immediate effect.

Earlier US President Barack Obama called on Mubarak and issued a press statement saying, "What is clear and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now."

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