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Egypt Revaloution

  • Date Submitted: 06/20/2011 06:03 AM
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Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Egypt for a five days despite President Hosni Mubarak’s promise to appoint a new cabinet.
Thousands have gathered in the center of the capital Cairo, where troops and armoured vehicles are deployed but not seeking to intervene.
Clashes are reported in the cities of Alexandria and Ismailiya.
Health officials say 38 people have died in clashes across Egypt since Friday.
The latest figures bring the death toll in the week’s unrest to at least 45, with both protesters and police officers among the dead. About 2,000 people have been injured.
A curfew in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez has been extended to last between the hours of 1600 and 0800 (1400 GMT and 0600 GMT).
The army has advised people to obey the curfew and avoid gathering in groups.
Anyone violating the curfew would be “in danger”, it said.
Hundreds of foreign tourists and Egyptian nationals are at Cairo’s main airport seeking flights out of the country, the Associated Press news agency reports.
The agency also says that the Egyptian military has used tanks and armoured personnel carriers to seal off the site of the pyramids on the Giza Plateau. The army had already secured the Egyptian Museum, home to such treasures as the gold mask of King Tutankhamen, to protect it from looters.
Cairo stock exchange will be closed on Sunday – a full trading day in the Middle East – because of the turmoil in the city.
Friday saw tens of thousands on the streets across Egypt in protests that continued into the night, defying a curfew. In Cairo, protesters set fire to the headquarters of the governing NDP party and surrounded state TV and the foreign ministry.
Mr Mubarak responded by sacking his government. In a televised address – his first public comments since the protests began on Tuesday – he also accused the protesters of destabilizing the country.
The government has now formally resigned, with reports suggesting that Racheed Mohamad Racheed – current...


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