Egypt’s newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman has said the government cannot tolerate protests so long as anti–Mubarak demonstrations continue across the country.
Suleiman made the remark on Tuesday as millions of Egyptians were out on the streets for the 15th straight day of revolution in the North African country.
The demonstrators gathered in Cairo’s Liberation Square and also other cities, saying they would not stop their campaign until President Hosni Mubarak relinquishes power.
Earlier Tuesday, a large crowd of protesters marched to the Interior Ministry and Parliament buildings in central Cairo and surrounded them for a while before returning to Liberation Square.
Egyptian protesters also surrounded the prime minister's office, calling for the immediate resignation of the government. The angry protesters also blocked Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq from entering his office.
Protests in crisis–hit Egypt have continued despite the government’s promise of constitutional reforms and an offer of pay rise to public sector workers.
Suleiman has also announced that the Egyptian government has a plan and timetable for a peaceful transfer of power.
Still, the demonstrators insist that beleaguered Mubarak resign immediately and that they are ready to take more people to the streets until it happens.
Egyptian people say they cannot trust the government, especially after what has transpired over the past two weeks.
Anti–American sentiment is high among the protesters who hold Washington responsible for Mubarak’s 30–year grip on power.