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Protesters' numbers are growing, yet many Egyptians are worried they will undermine stability

On the fifth day of protests in Tahrir Square, Egypt’s military ruler Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi addressed the nation with the offer of concessions including a referendum on the immediate transfer of power to a civilian government, and the election of a president by July 2012.

His pre-recorded address also angrily defended the army’s record during the transitional period and said they had been “patient” in the face of “insults.”

His words had little…

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