Egypt Braces for Bigger Protests Tomorrow

Mohamed ElBaradei returns, says he's ready to lead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 27, 2011 4:58 PM CST
Egyptian riot police surround praying protesters in Suez, Egypt, Thursday, Jan.27, 2011.   (str)
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(Newser) – Protests continued throughout Egypt today, but demonstrators say tomorrow could be the biggest day yet. Millions gather at mosques for Friday prayers, providing organizers with a huge number of people already on the streets to tap into. Meanwhile, Egypt's top democracy advocate—Mohamed ElBaradei—returned to the country today and declared he was ready to lead the campaign to oust longtime President Hosni Mubarak. "The regime has not been listening," ElBaradei said. "If people, in particular young people, if they want me to lead the transition, I will not let them down." Mubarak has yet to make a public appearance. Click for more.

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