The Egyptian army has reportedly issued a statement declaring they will not fire on the hundreds of thousands of protesters occupying Tahrir Square.
This occurs as the protesters, led by the April 6 movement, issue a call for a general strike and a “million man march” to finally topple the US-backed regime.
I think we can say, with near certainty, that Mubarak is finished.
Here is a more comprehensive report on the statement, which reads in part:
“The presence of the army in the streets is for your sake and to ensure your safety and wellbeing. The armed forces will not resort to use of force against our great people.
“Your armed forces, who are aware of the legitimacy of your demands and are keen to assume their responsibility in protecting the nation and the citizens, affirms that freedom of expression through peaceful means is guaranteed to everybody.”