Tense Day Expected After Cairo Bait & Switch
What was up with the bait and switch in Egypt yesterday? It seemed as though the military was shoving Mubarak aside, and then he said he was staying while turning power over to the new vice president. Rachel Maddow explains Thursday's developments in Cairo.
The state news agency says Egyptian military leaders have held an "important" meeting and plan to issue a response as protesters enraged by President Hosni Mubarak's latest refusal to step down mass for new demonstrations.
MENA says the chief commander and defense minister, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, chaired a meeting Friday of the Armed Forces Supreme Council and the military will issue important statement to the people afterward.
Mubarak gave most of his powers to his vice president but refused to resign or leave the country late Thursday, causing widespread anger and promises for a new push against him.