Full of fury, anti-Mubarak demonstrators head towards the presidential palace to the east of Cairo to take their protest to the president’s front door.
The change in tactics came about following a day and night of unprecedented tension in the Egyptian capital.
Earlier reports filtered through that Mubarak was due to address the nation on state TV, for the hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir Square it was a sign that Mubarak’s 30 year presidency was about to end.
Throughout the day the seething mass was in carnival mood until Mubarak started to speak, once it dawned that the 82-year-old had no intention of standing down until elections in September the crowd roared in frustration and the mood turned ugly.
In Alexandria, Suez and Port Said Egyptians from all walks of life took to the streets to voice their opposition to Mubarak’s authoritarian regime.
Egypt and the world now braces itself for another massive day of protests following Friday prayers.