The Friday Of Departure

by Patrick Appel

Mackey flags a statement from protesters in Al-Masry Al-Youm, an Egyptian newspaper:

Tahrir Square protesters say they plan to march Friday to the presidential palace in Heliopolis unless the army makes its stance clear. Youth-led groups issued a statement calling for all Egyptians to march on the palace, the People's Assembly and the television building, in what they are calling the "Friday of Departure."

They say the army must choose which side they are on: That of the people, or the regime.

(Image: An Egyptian demonstrator takes part in a protest against President Hosni Mubarak's regime at Tahrir Square in Cairo on January 30, 2011. By Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)