Egypt: The Army will not repress protesters
Egypt, January 31, 2011
The Egyptian army, with an official statement, said that people will not be repressed because they considered “legitimate” the claims of mass protest against the government of Hosni Mubarak.
They will not resort to force against thousands of citizens who are in the streets. The Mena news agency and state television made the announcement.
“Freedom of expression in a peaceful way is guaranteed for everyone,” said the army spokesman.
The decision of the armed forces occurs in the prelude to “the march of millions” of people scheduled for tomorrow in Cairo and Alexandria to demand the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak government.