Life in Egypt getting back to normal as Tahrir Square sit-in continues
Egyptian protesters are continuing their sit-in in Cairo's Tahrir Square despitey talks held a day earlier between the government and opposition groups. Meanwhile, life was slowly getting back to normal in other parts of the Egyptian capital and other major cities.
Tanks continue to guard government buildings, embassies and other important facilities in Cairo, Al Jazeera reported.
Omar Suleiman, the country's newly appointed vice-president, held meetings with six opposition groups on Sunday, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood. However, the Brotherhood played down the meeting, saying it was not ready to withdraw its key demand of President Mubarak to resign.
On his part, Barack Obama, the US president, told the US television network Fox that Egyptians would not permit a repressive government to fill the Mubarak void. "But here's the thing that we have to understand, there are a whole bunch of secular folks in Egypt, there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in Egypt that want to come to the fore as well.
"So it's important for us not to say that our own only two options are either the Muslim Brotherhood or a suppressed people."