Thousands of anti-government demonstrators were glued to makeshift screens in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to hear what they had hoped would be the end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
But the moment it was obvious he was not going to step down immediately, their earlier elation was replaced by anger and disappointment.
“Not good enough”, was the general message.
Many said they intended to remain on the streets until they got what they wanted. Friday is being described as “Departure Day” when a rally outside Cairo’s presidential palace is planned as part of a new push to dislodge Mubarak.
euronews reporter Luis Carballo said: “The game goes on. Mubarak wants to talk, but on the streets of Cairo, the people are not listening. They don’t trust him and they certainly don’t want him to remain in power until the next election.”