Egypt: Trouble for Mubarak as Protests Continue

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Mass protests are continuing for the sixth day in a row. Despite attempts at a total news blackout, against both citizen and mainstream media, news from Egypt continues to dominate the scene.

Egypt just shut down Al Jazeera's Cairo bureau, after switching off the Internet on January 27. Still news continues to flow about demonstrations across the county, from Cairo and Alexandria. More trouble is also in store for Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as journalists from government-backed papers change sides.

Mubarak, 83, has been in power for 30 years – and the demands of the thousands of protesters over the past few days is for him to step down.

Scenes from the Tahrir Square protest in downtown Cairo follow:

@Hisham_G: RT @beleidy: Tahrir Square is happening! People are gathering there, morale is high, army is friendly and letting people in #Jan25 Egypt

@alaa: ♻ @hananegypt: Cressida speaking to K: ‘amazing amotsphere. Everyone is helping and volunteering. The solidarity is beautiful’ #Egypt #Jan25y

@Hisham_G: RT @beleidy: Helicopters are all over the place circling the sky #Jan25 Egypt

@hilalchouman: RT @monaeltahawy: thousands of #Egyptians pouring into #Tahrir Square in Cairo will achieve what Tahrir means in Arabic: Liberation! #Jan25

Hassan Al Mustafa from Saudi Arabia adds:


محمد سليم العوا: أكثر من 150 ألف متواجدون حاليا في ميدان التحرير

Mohammed Saleem Al Awa: More than 150,000 protesters are now in Tahrir Square

من مظاهرات التحرير الآن: أمامك 80 مليون شهيد لتبقى زعيم الطغاة

From the Tahrir protests now: You have 80 million martyrs to go so that you remain the leader of the tyrants

Protests are also being reported in Alexandria:

@draddee AlJazeera: The number of protesters in Alexandria is at record levels. In Tahrir the numbers are increasing, the military's passive. #jan25

And there seems to be more trouble brewing for the Mubarak regimes, with journalists affiliated to wide-circulated newspapers speaking out:

@marcynewman Some of Al-Ahram, state controlled newspaper, journalists have signed a petition calling Mubarak to resign #Egypt #Cairo #Jan25 via @alaa

@nadinetoukan: #Jan25 “@sharifkouddous While lack of security is cause 4concern, leading 2more solidarity among people & increasing hatred 4regime #Egypt

@draddee: Karim Yehia of the AlAhram newspaper just called Mubarak a dictator, a murderer and a butcher on Aljazeera Arabic. #jan25

And support continues to pour in from all over the world:

@alaa ♻ @AfriNomad: You can take #AlJazeera out of Tahrir (Liberation) Square but can't take Tahrir Square out of Aljazeera. They're back! #Jan25

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.


  • Belalcazar

    No matter what our governments say. You are in western countries’ hearts. You don’t seem to us the bunch of religious fanatics we were told you are. You are a hope. We don’t fear you these days. We love you.

    Tahrir! In both sides of the Mediterranean sea!

  • Thanks for sharing this important information.
    Let us hope that the issues will be resolved, and Mubarak will step off, without further bloodshed.
    It is inspiring to hear about people defying everything for their belief in freedom.
    I just wrote an opinion piece about the situation in Egypt on my site if you wanna check it out.
    Thanks again for supporting freedom of expression.

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