Egypt's Supreme Military Council reiterated its promise to make the transition to a “democratic and free” Egypt, but said it would take its time, leaving Mubarak’s government in place as caretaker. Much to the chagrin of some of the protesters remaining in Tahrir Square, the council is supposedly being too opaque about its plans for transition. “We need a timetable for elections. We need an interim government. We need a committee for a new constitution. Once we get all that, then we can leave the square,” said one protester. Others plan to return every Friday until the military repeals the emergency law and dissolves the parliament. Meanwhile, a few thousand remain in the square, and scuffles broke out between them and the troops trying to dismantle their makeshift encampment.
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