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Mubarak to talk with opposition as 250,000 protesters gather in Cairo

HAARETZ.com

January 31, 2011 | 9:53 am

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has instructed his government to begin talks with the opposition parties who support the mass anti-government protests across the country, the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Arabiya reported on Monday.

Mubarak told his new prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, to start talking to the opposition and find out their specific demands.

On Monday afternoon, more than 250,000 protesters have gathered again in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as well as in main centers in other Egyptian cities.

Protesters called for an indefinite general strike and said they are planning a “million man march” on Tuesday in order to mark one week since the start of the anti-government protests in the country.

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