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Mass protests erupt in Egypt

by Byo24NEWS
28 Jan 2011 at 19:57hrs | Views
Mass protests against the government continued across Egypt after the prayers on Friday.

Security vehicles were burned in Abdel Monim Ryad street located in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, while 40,000 protestors destroyed the National Democratic Party's headquarters in Mansourah city, capital of Daqahlia governorate, Al-Jazeera TV reported.

All the streets that lead to Al Tahrir Square where thousands of people gathered were blocked.

Police used batons and tear gas to disperse the crowds, Al- Jazeera TV footage showed.

Security forces arrested a number of protestors all around Cairo in Shoubrah, New Cairo, Al Mattariah, among many other districts, it said.

Meanwhile, thousands of protestors gathered in front of the Al Azhar mosque in Cairo.

In Alexandria, 25,000 demonstrators gathered in front of Leader Ibrahim mosque, Sidy Bisher Mosque and the Montazah district.

Internet and mobile communications have been cut off since Friday morning.

Egypt's Interior Ministry announced on Thursday that all demonstrations were banned.

There were hundreds of inspection points in streets to control the protestors in Suez.

The mass protests, which began on Tuesday, have left several dead across the country due to clashes between police and protesters.

Source - Byo24NEWS