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Protesters vow to bring Mubarak down

2011-02-03 11:02

Cairo - Anti-government protesters said on Thursday they were more determined than ever to topple President Hosni Mubarak after supporters loyal to him charged Tahrir Square, sparking violence that killed five people.

Hundreds of people had camped in Tahrir Square overnight despite the violence. The square stayed in the control of anti-government protesters. Many protesters guarded barricades around the square against pro-Mubarak loyalists.

Television footage on Al Jazeera showed army units in the area arresting people in civilian clothes. Protesters had said on Wednesday that some pro-Mubarak supporters who attacked them had been questioned by soldiers. "One way or another we will bring Mubarak down," some chanted in the early morning. "We will not give up, we will not sell out," others shouted.

Egypt's health minister said five people were killed in the violence and 836 wounded, while 86 of those were still hospitalised. Al Arabiya television, without citing sources, said more than 10 were killed and 1 500 wounded. "What happened yesterday (Wednesday) made us more determined to remove President Mubarak," the protest movement Kefaya, or Enough spokesperson said to Al Jazeera television.

"There will be no negotiations with any member of Mubarak's regime after what happened yesterday and what is still happening in Tahrir Square," he said. A man addressing anti-government protesters by speaker told those in the square who had slept to head to a barricade near the museum end of the square to help those who had spent the night guarding the area from pro-Mubarak protesters. "There have been arrests of criminals and trouble-makers," the man said, without saying who had been arrested.

Comments
  • Nintendo - 2011-02-03 11:35

    Mandela is dying, Egypt, Yemen and and and and are falling apart, SA has Zuma for president..... the end is here!!! REPENT REPENT REPENT REPENT ALL YOUR SINS COME CLOSER TO GOD FOR THE END OF TIME IS HERE...LOL!!!

      Normaldude - 2011-02-03 11:59

      Nintendo F##K OFF go play games , Madiba is not dying and a new world order is being established. Be part of this global village or F##k the hell off.

      christine - 2011-02-03 12:05

      I presume u are joking--I hope so --as getting closer to god didnt do much for the 6 million jews the nazis killed during the second world war--neither did god do much for the 1 million rwandans that were killed during the recent genocide --nor for the millions that die from aids each year---so please---lets rather get closer to angelina jolie --lol lol

      ndiyafi - 2011-02-03 12:13

      wtf man! not the whole world is Christian stop being a ignorant fuck!

      Paul - 2011-02-03 12:13

      go play tetris

      Charles - 2011-02-03 12:14

      Bring terug die sambok. Slaan die rook uit hulle!! Vervang rubber koeels met regte patrone, verkieslik hollow points. As hy buk om sy skeon vas te maak looi hom met AK47 van een van die comrades. gebruik die piepol se ryk voorbeeldige manne om saam met die polisie te gaan suip by shebeens.

  • themantshepo - 2011-02-03 11:55

    BRING THAT BASTAD DOWN MY COMMRADES.... BRING HIM DOWN....VIVA THE REVOLUTION VIVA!!!

      Paul - 2011-02-03 12:06

      He is not going anywhere. He has an army of american built tanks and planes to protect him. It will take Americas intervention to make him stand down. Africans will never sort this out themselves. Dont worry, Tshepo, the queen of England has this under control. Africa should just stand by and do nothing, they excel at that.

      themantshepo - 2011-02-03 12:21

      funny we f$$$ed up your daddy during appartheid son...f%%%ed him up good and solid boy and revolutionised the country when you had it.... na my money is on the egyptian people to bring change...everyone know mubarak is bad everyone knows he has to go and i believe the people of egypt will topple him before sunday because this man will die if he does not step down....

      Paul - 2011-02-03 12:31

      As I said to you before, Mr kgomo, I know who you are.

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