Egyptians on street again despite Mubarak pledge

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in a central Cairo square on Saturday demanding the Egyptian president quit, hours after he had delivered a speech sacking the cabinet and promising to address frustrations.

“Go away, go away,” they chanted, gathering in Tahrir square in full view of the army which had been deployed in the city to quell the revolt. “Peacful, peaceful,” they shouted.

The demonstration was the first clear indication that those behind the street action were not satisfied by the remarks by Mubarak, who has been in power since 1981.