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Protesters hold a banner during a demonstration in Cairo

BBC News, Cairo
Yolande Knell reporting:

Despite the crush of people at the entrance to the square, proceedings are surprisingly orderly. Soldiers standing on tanks hand out chocolates as they check demonstrators’ bags and identity cards.

In the square many huge banners are strung up alongside red, white and black Egyptian flags.

One instructs President Hosni Mubarak simply: “Go”. Another in the centre states: “People demand the removal of the regime.”

Calls have changed significantly in one week.

The first “day of rage” demanded action against Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and his security services, and an end to unemployment.

Now nothing less than the president’s departure will satisfy the crowds.

One demonstrator shows a pass proving that he works in Mr Mubarak’s office. He describes the man who has ruled for three decades as a “criminal”.


Written by BraveNewEgypt

February 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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