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Egypt braces itself for biggest day of protest

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Egypt braces itself for biggest day of protest


Thousands of anti-government protesters are keeping up the pressure on President Hosni Mubarak saying nothing less than his departure will do. Over night their presence in central Cairo, in defiance of a curfew, was a fore runner of what’s set to be the largest day of protest so far.

Organisers hope the “million people march” will be the final push to convince the president his time is up. One man carrying his son on his shoulders said:

“This revolution is a revolution for real change because the corruption of the regime is obvious in every way.”

But the government has tried to prevent people from joining the march by stopping trains and continuing a complete shut down of the Internet.

However Twitter – that essential tool for modern day protesters – was still being used after Google launched a special service allowing Egyptians to access it using phones.

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