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February 11th, 2011
07:30 AM ET

Former Undersecretary of State: Egypt “is a dangerous situation”

As Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo for what some reports say is the largest protests in 18 days, all eyes fell on the powerful army and what President Hosni Mubarak’s transfer of powers really means for the country.

Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State and professor with Harvard Kennedy School, fears that things may be getting worse.

“The situation is much less predictable and much less stable than it was even 24 hours ago,” Burns said on “American Morning.”

“It’s going to be very important for the government of Egypt to understand that these people in the streets are not going to go away, in my judgment. And protests will continue to grow and it may be now unchartered territories with protests moving out from Tahrir Square towards the Presidential palace and Parliament and TV buildings. This is a dangerous situation,” he said.

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