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100,000 gather in Tahrir Square

As the Muslim Brotherhood and other Egyptian Islamic parties met with Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) today demanding the military steps down by June, 100,000 protesters gathered in Tahrir Square. The largest gathering this week.

In a scene reminiscent of Hosni Mubarak’s last speech, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi said in a televised broadcast that the army does not seek power.

His speech was met with boos and jeers.

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