Today one million Egyptians are expected to gather in Cairo for what has been billed as a “Victory march” to celebrate the overthrow of President Mubarak.
They plan to flood the centre of the capital wearing white, while Mubarak supporters say they will march in black to “apologise” for his ousting and honour his achievements.
Pressure remains on the interim military government, however, from the leaders of the protests who want political prisoners freed, emergency rule lifted, and fair elections soon.
The Americans promised on Thursday an immediate 150 million dollars to help pay for the transition period, and the military also made a move to satisfy some of the people’s demands, ordering the arrest of the former Interior Minister Habib el-Adli and two other ex-ministers, plus a prominent businessman. All are suspected of wasting public funds.