Protesters enraged that Mubarak remains in office

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday told the public in a speech that he will hand over power to Vice President Omar Suleiman, but he gave no indication of full resignation, reported the New York Times.

According to the New York Times Mubarak's decision to stay in office may push some protesters to the limit, potentially changing the peaceful protests into desperate violence.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the crowd had been misled because before Mubarak gave his speech, the public had heard wild rumors all alluding to the idea that Mubarak was no longer in power.

Immediately after Mubarak's speech as many as 1,000 protesters left Tahrir Square, and marched to the building that houses offices of state television, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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