Egypt’s opposition groups have stepped up their calls for President Hosni Mubarak to quit, as various political factions held meetings in Cairo on the eighth straight day of protests.
The head of Egypt’s al-Wafd party said they would not abandon their demand for Mubarak to resign and would not hold talks until he had done so.
Leading opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei also piled further pressure on Mubarak, insisting he had no alternative but to go. He said: ‘’‘Next Friday will be departure day for Mubarak, who has been in power for 30 years. He has to quit power and also quit the country to free the people. I don’t think he wants to still see more blood in Egypt.’‘