Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) The mood in downtown Cairo’s Tahrir square turned festive as news spread that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may step down Thursday night.
CNN reported that the mood was festive among the sea of Egyptians who have doggedly kept up their protest against Mubarak.
Mubarak, who has ruled the country since 1981, had earlier said that he was ready to step down at the end of his term in September, but not now. The protesters, however, were unrelenting and kept up the tempo of their demonstrations. Their sole objective was Mubarak’s ouster.