(CNN) - Tens of thousands of people joined the beaten and bandaged in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, Islam's day of prayer, transforming it from a bloody battleground to the scene of a political rally dubbed Day of Departure. But tensions remained high as midday prayers came to a close and Egyptians demanding change geared up for more demonstrations. They chanted: "He leaves, we don't leave" and "The blood of the martyrs will not be forgotten."
Kiran Chetry talks to Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian journalist, who is in close contact with relatives in Cairo via social media. She gives the latest up-to-the minute updates from the ground.