EGYPT: Hosni Mubarak's speech enrages protesters
Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square waved shoes in dismay at President Hosni Mubarak's speech to the nation in which he appeared to refuse their demands to step down.
Prostesters chanted on CNN, "illegitimate," "down, down with Hosni Mubarak," and "leave, leave."
Thomas Gorguissian, a correspondent for the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al Wafd, told Al Jazeera that protests planned for Friday "are now likely to be much, much larger."
— Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Photo: Anti-government protesters hold a poster showing "the martyrs of the revolution" in Cairo's Tahrir Square Thursday. Tens of thousands of protesters broke into chants of 'We're almost there, we're almost there' and flashed victory signs as thousands more flowed in to join them well after nightfall. Credit: Amr Nabil/Associated Press