Egypt: System change
Tens of thousands on the streets say down with the regime
28 Jan 2011 22:02 GMT
In a day of anger at the Mubarak regime hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Port Said and in many Egyptian towns and cities in one of the biggest protests seen so far in the country and with intense confrontations with state security forces. Major protests started on January 25. Hundreds were wounded during street battles with the police with fifty three confirmed deaths from Friday's protests.
Cairo protesters suffer water cannon during afternoon prayer
The protests came after the protests that led to the fall of the Tunisian government and the ousting of Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, driven by poverty, high food prices, autocratic governments, high levels of corruption for many years, and the absence of political freedom.
Ramy Raoof Cairo photos | Youtube videos of Intense street confrontations 1, 2 with security forces.
The government blocked the internet (1 | 2), mobile phone and SMS services, with the hope of stopping demonstrations and shouting information.
The NDP headquarters has been torched and destroyed. Several police stations and NDP party offices have been attacked and put on fire. People have ignored the curfew that nominally came into effect at 6pm and continue to invade the streets.
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