ElBaradei: 'Egypt Will Explode'

Pro-democracy advocate says army must intervene
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2011 5:35 PM CST
ElBaradei: 'Egypt Will Explode'
Egyptian Wael Ghonim, center, the 30-year-old Google marketing manager who was a key organizer of the online campaign that sparked the protests, enters Tahrir Square Thursday.   (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

One of the first public reactions to Hosni Mubarak's non-resignation doesn't bode well for what happens next: “Egypt will explode," wrote Nobel laureate and pro-democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei on Twitter, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The Army must save the country now. I call on the Egyptian army to immediately interfere to rescue Egypt. The credibility of the army is on the line." In Tahrir Square, protesters are seething and calling for bigger demonstrations tomorrow, notes the Wall Street Journal.
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