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Friday, February 4, 2011

The 'Day of Departure'

Or 'Day of Leaving' if you prefer ...
Tens of thousands flood Tahrir Square as the U.S. tries to negotiate Mubarak's departure.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians protest on the 'Day of Departure'

It's another day of massive protests in Egypt today. So far, it seems that things are relatively peaceful.

Via Al Jazeera:
Chants urging Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to leave office are reverberating across Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered at the square, the focal point of protests in Egypt, for what they have termed the "Day of Departure".

As the country entered its eleventh day of unrest, mass demonstrations commenced after Friday prayers.

Thousands also gathered in the city of Alexandria, holding up placards and chanting "He must go!" an Al Jazeera correspondent there reported.

Protesters there have said they will march to the city's main train station and stage a sit-in until Mubarak resigns.

Three thousand people also joined demonstrations in Giza.
The pro-Mubarak security forces are still wreaking havoc -- or trying to. CNN's Ivan Watson reported a short time ago that Egyptian Security Forces are trying to prevent foreign journalists from doing live broadcasting today.

Al Jazeera is live blogging events here. The network's offices were ransacked by pro-Mubarak thugs.

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