In Egypt, Anti-Government 'Day Of Revolt' Underway

January 25, 2011

Mark Memmott

"Anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt," the BBC writes, and the people in the streets have apparently drawn inspiration from recent events in Tunisia, where the authoritarian government was toppled following demonstrations.

Al Jazeera reports that:

"Egyptian police fired tear gas and used water cannons on protesters gathered in Cairo, calling for reforms and demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, Al Jazeera's correspondents reported.

"This comes after thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, gathered in downtown Cairo on Tuesday in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration."

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