Facing a popular uprising, Egypt's president ablaze his Cabinet early Saturday after protesters engulfed his country in chaos battling police with stones and firebombs, ablaze down the ruling party head office and defying a night curfew enforced by the army.
In a nationally televise address at midnight, President Hosni Mubarak made vague promise of social reform but did not propose to step down himself. He also defended his security forces outraging protesters calling for an end to his nearly 30-year regime.
"We want Mubarak to go and instead he is dig in further," protester Kamal Mohammad said. "He thinks it is calming down the circumstances but he is just angering people more."
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