Protesters to leave Tahrir Square but reconvene weekly

The main coalition of youth and opposition groups in Egypt said Saturday it will end its protest in a central Cairo square after they succeeded in ousting longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. But the groups said they will call for weekly demonstrations to maintain pressure on the ruling military to implement democratic reforms.

The group listed its demands at a press conference and said they want hated emergency laws to be lifted, parliament to be dissolved and a committee to amend the constitution, among others. Some protesters not linked to the coalition say they’ll stay camped on Tahrir Square, and it’s not immediately clear when the downtown area will be cleared.