As protests rage on in Egypt with an increasing level of anger over President Hosni Mubarak’s Thursday broadcast, in which he announced he would not step down, a report surfaced Friday that Mubarak had left the capital city of Cairo.
Instead, Mubarak is taking up at the Red Sea resort community of Sharm el-Sheikh, 250 miles away, according to the Associated Press.
The AP reported that Mubarak arrived Friday and was greeted at the airport by the local governor. Mubarak has a palace in Sharm.
Mubarak raised the anger levels in this country Thursday night after a broadcast, widely anticipated to be his resignation speech, instead showed Mubarak pass most of his powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman and remain officially in office, even has millions have called for his removal.
The broadcast refueled the protests, already in their third week, as demonstrators began marching on presidential palaces in Cairo and the state television office.