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Thousands more join Tahrir Square protests

Thousands more join Tahrir Square protests
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It has been described as the biggest protest in Tahrir Square since the uprising against Egypt’s President Mubarak began. More first-timers have joined the demonstration claiming they have seen through what they call “state media lies.”

Others have come simply to soak up the cheerful and festive atmosphere.

“I’ve been here for three days. I just went to see my mother, who is sick, and I came back here this morning. I’ll remain here, Inch’Allah, until the dictator steps down. Actually the dictator is not here any more, his statue has been broken,” one protester told euronews.

Transformed into a tented village in the heart of the Egyptian capital, Tahrir Square has also become a place to remember those who have fallen for the cause.

“I would die to kick out this unfair regime, and it is an unfair international regime. It’s not only about kicking out the Egyptian government, all international regimes are unfair,” said one demonstrator.

Crowds tend to peak in the late afternoon and then diminish as the curfew starts but clearly this challenge to Hosni Mubarak’s government is far from over.

With little sign yet of progress emerging from the talks our correspondent in Cairo says some protesters fear the negotiations taking place within the government may not meet their demands.