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Demonstrator: Egyptians Likely to Remain in Streets Until Their Demands Are Met

Tarek Hefny in his tent on Cairo's Tahrir Square
Tarek Hefny in his tent on Cairo's Tahrir Square

Demonstrators are likely to remain in the streets until their demands are met. This view was expressed by Tarek Hefny who along with thousands of other Egyptians stood today in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. He says the demands are for President Hosni Mubarak and parliament to resign, and for a new Constitution be drafted. VOA’s Mohamed Elshinnawi spoke to him by phone. The conversation took place before Mubarak’s televised speech this evening in which he announced that he would not run for president again, but made no mention of plans to resign in the immediate future. Listen to the full interview below.

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