Protesters Return to Tahrir Square

9 February, 2011 — The Real News Network

As Cairo’s Tahrir Square bulges with a record number of protesters, Channel 4 News understands that pro-Mubarak supporters are turning against their leader. Pro-Government supporters in Egypt ‘turn on Mubarak’ – Reuters

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Protesters Return to Tahrir Square
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As Cairo’s Tahrir Square bulges with a record number of protesters, Channel 4 News understands that pro-Mubarak supporters are turning against their leader.

Pro-Government supporters in Egypt ‘turn on Mubarak’ – Reuters

In recent days, the government had appeared to be wresting control of the struggle for power – and numbers in the plaza, which has become the microcosm of the North African country’s revolution, were dwindling.

But on Tuesday, the Square was brimming with hundreds of thousands of anti-Mubarak protesters – and an increasing number are former Government supporters.

“I used to be a member of the National Democratic Party. Now of course I have resigned from this dirty party that people have revolted against. Frankly, our president has had more than enough of his share of time,” said protester Amal Raheel.

And anti-Mubarak sentiment appeared to be creeping from the streets to the mouths public figures, according to the author of the influential Cairo-based blog, Egyptian Chronicles.

“Egypt’s famous pop idol Tamer Hosni for instance was speaking about his ‘father Mubarak’ last week and yesterday he claimed that he was deceived by official media and even made a song about revolution,” the blogger told Channel 4 News.

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