CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - An Egyptian army commander
addressed thousands of Egyptians camped out at Tahrir Square in
central Cairo on Saturday in an effort to persuade them to stop
a protest that has stalled economic life in the capital.
"You all have the right to express yourselves but please
save what is left of Egypt. Look around you," Hassan al-Roweny
said using a loud speaker and standing on a podium.
The crowd responded with shouts that President Hosni Mubarak
should resign, at which Roweny stepped down saying: "I will not
speak amid such chants."
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