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Tahrir Square braces for more protests

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Tahrir Square braces for more protests


The wave of demonstrations in and around Tahrir Square is showing no signs of stopping. More mass demonstrations are planned on Tuesday and Friday across the Egyptian capital.

Others have chosen to join a symbolic funeral procession for an Egyptian journalist killed in the violence that erupted last week.

It came as President Hosni Mubarak’s new cabinet held its first full meeting since the start of the uprising nearly two weeks ago. But the gathering ended with no firm progress in talks with Islamists and an opposition who demand his immediate exit.

Elsewhere, however, life is showing signs of returning to normal. Renovation work has begun to repair a number of police stations damaged during last week’s violence.

In some cities, like Alexandria, many businesses have reopened for a second day.

Egypt is believed to have lost tens of billions of euros during the unrest but the country’s stock market is closed until further notice.

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