Saturday, January 29, 2011
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clung to power Saturday as protesters took to the streets again to demand that he quit.
Mubarak ordered troops and tanks into the capital Cairo and other cities overnight and imposed a curfew in an attempt to quell demonstrations that have shaken the Arab world’s most populous nation, a key U.S. ally, to the core.
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Government buildings, including the ruling party headquarters, were still blazing Saturday morning after being set alight by demonstrators who defied the curfew.
Cairo was strewn with wreckage from a day of protests in which tens of thousands of people called for an end to Mubarak’s 30-year-rule, an unprecedented turn of events in the tightly-controlled country.
This article was posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 4:37 am