WRAPUP 1-Egypt protesters call for push to eject Mubarak

Mon Feb 7, 2011 11:46pm GMT
 

* Protesters call for mass protests to eject Mubarak

* Obama says talks making progress

* Muslim Brotherhood sas could quit talks if demands unmet

By Shaimaa Fayed and Tom Perry

CAIRO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Protesters called for a push on Tuesday to eject President Hosni Mubarak from power after the government conceded little ground in talks with the opposition and sought to squeeze demonstrators out of central Cairo.

The protesters barricaded in a tent camp in Tahrir Square have vowed to stay until Mubarak quits and hope to take their two-week campaign to the streets with more mass demonstrations on Tuesday and Friday.

Tuesday's demonstrations will test the protesters' ability to maintain pressure on the government after Mubarak, 82, refused calls to end his 30-year rule now. He has said he will stay until an election in September but will not run in it.

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in previous demonstrations and the United Nations says 300 people may have died so far.   Continued...

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