(CNN) - Egypt woke up to a day of uncertainty Wednesday as opposition groups and protesters dismissed President Hosni Mubarak's pledge to not seek office again after his current term - and continued their demand for him to step down immediately. Shortly after sunrise Wednesday, Cairo's Tahrir Square was already packed with demonstrators - including families with young children - for a ninth day of protests against the ruler. But the same morning, some demonstrators chanted in favor of Mubarak, saying the press are "traitors" and "agents." Mubarak said Tuesday he will not seek office again in elections scheduled for September, but vowed to stay in the country and finish his term.
Today on American Morning, AM’s Kiran Chetry talks to Emad Shahin, associate professor of religion at the University of Notre Dame who has taught at American University in Cairo, about Egyptians' reactions to Mubarak's announcement.
Shahin says Mubarak fell short of the people’s demands and is in a state of denial. He explains to Chetry why protesters are fed up with Mubarak and breaks down Obama's Tuesday statement about the United States' role.