CAIRO (AP) — There is contined frustration and anger in Egypt following an announcement by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he is ceding some of his authority to his vice president, Omar Suleiman (OH'-mahr SOO'-lay-mahn).
Mubarak is retaining the title of president and apparently intends to retain control of the reform process he says is under way. Mubarak promised that the blood that has been shed during the uprising will not be in vain and that perpetrators of violence will be prosecuted. He had said previously that he won't resign until there are fall elections.
His speech was followed by one given by Suleiman, who asked Egyptians to go back to work. He blamed discord on foreign sources.
That was not what the massive crowd in Cairo wanted to hear. Some cried. Others waved their shoes in the air as a sign of contempt. And the throng of several hundred thousand chanted "Leave! Leave! Leave!
Another massive protest is expected tomorrow.