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Egypt's broad-based "revolutionaries"

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Egypt's broad-based "revolutionaries"

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Some would portray this as an Islamic revolution.

But protesters from all backgrounds have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. They include not only Islamists from the Muslim Brotherhood but secular middle-class professionals, members of Egypt’s Christian minority and others.

Speaking earlier, our correspondent in Cairo, Mohamed Elhamy, said that despite the participation of political parties including the Muslim Brotherhood, different factions and religions are also taking part and it can really be described as a popular uprising, bringing everyone together.

“We noticed today that the army had prevented people crossing barriers with food,” Elhamy said.

“Some demonstrators say this act is aimed at bringing the protests to an end in the hours ahead.”