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Mubarak Clings To Power: Troops & Tanks On Streets of Cairo

Posted By admin On January 29, 2011 @ 4:37 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
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.

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[1] Reuters: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110129/ts_nm/us_egypt_protest

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[3] EU calls for a new government in Egypt as President Mubarak stubbornly clings on to power: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-calls-for-a-new-government-in-egypt-as-president-mubarak-stubbornly-clings-on-to-power.html

[4] Knives, petrol bombs return to Cairo streets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/knives-petrol-bombs-return-to-cairo-streets.html

[5] Violence Flares As Protesters, Mubarak Supporters Fight in Cairo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/violence-flares-as-protesters-mubarak-supporters-fight-in-cairo.html

[6] President Mubarak ‘flees Cairo for Sharm el-Sheikh’ as thousands of protesters descend on palace: http://www.prisonplanet.com/president-mubarak-flees-cairo-for-sharm-el-sheikh-as-thousands-of-protesters-descend-on-palace.html

[7] Obama Special Envoy To Cairo Calling For Mubarak To Stay, Uncovered To Be On Mubarak Payroll: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-special-envoy-to-cairo-calling-for-mubarak-to-stay-uncovered-to-be-on-mubarak-payroll.html

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