The day dubbed the “Friday of Wrath” that brought tens of thousands of Egyptians onto the streets to protest against the authoritarian regime of President Hosni Mubarak now poses a real threat to his 30 year rule.
Despite the army on the streets and a nationwide curfew in place, exclusive euronews pictures show scores of ordinary Egyptians still outdoors in direct defiance of the government.
As the army moved onto the streets of the city thousands cheered and greeted them as heroes and allies.
As cries of “The government must fall” and “Mubarak must go” echoed everywhere, protesters tried to storm state TV, but were repelled by the army.
The country now awaits a statement from Mubarak, who has so far remained silent and out of sight.
Our euronews correspondent in Cairo, Mohamed Elhami describes the latest scene.
“The army is on the streets and a curfew is in place. The crisis between the regime and the people has taken a serious turn and its difficult to predict what will happen next.”