|Published:||Feb 06, 2011 12:39 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 05, 2011 9:39 PM EST|
CAIRO (AP) - Protesters in Cairo's central Tehrir Square are rejecting concessions being offered by the Egyptian government.
The top leadership of the ruling party, including President Hosni Mubarak's son, resigned today in a conciliatory gesture. Gamal Mubarak had been seen as his father's heir as president.
The regime is also offering to discuss democratic reforms with opposition movements. But there are also signs it may try to ride out the street protests demanding the president's ouster. Appearing on State TV, the prime minister says stability is returning to the country, and he expressed confidence that a deal could be worked out with enough opposition movements to defuse the situation.
But the protesters on the streets say the reforms will likely be superficial. They vow they won't yield until Mubarak, himself, leaves office.
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