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Egypt shaken by sixth 'Day of Rage'

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Egypt shaken by sixth 'Day of Rage'
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Egyptians took to the streets on Sunday for a sixth day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

At least 100 people have been killed and more than 2,000 injured since the unrest erupted on Tuesday.

There is a heavy military presence on the streets in an attempt to restore order amid reports of widespead looting.

The protesters remain defiant, insisting they won’t be denied democracy any longer.

“This regime has been in power for thirty years and people have been suffereing under this so-called state of emergency for all of that time,” said one protester in Cairo.

“We demand that the president and the rest of the regime go now,” he added.

On Saturday, Mubarak named intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as vice presdient, the first time he has ever appointed a deputy.

Analysts say he could be lined up as Mubarak’s eventual sucessor.

The president’s political manoeuvres, including sacking his government, have done little to quell the unrest.

Demonstrators ignored a night-time curfew on Saturday evening to continue their anti-Mubarak protests.

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested over the past week.

Meanwhile, thousands of inmates at a prison in northern Cairo managed to escape, killing several guards in the process.