Egypt: Massive Protests Continue on Day 15

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

Nationwide protests continue to rock Egypt for the 15th day in a row, demanding an end to the Mubarak regime.

Massive crowds, reportedly the largest so far, are now at Tahrir Square, the epicentre of protests in downtown Cairo, where many plan to spend the night. A sit-in also continues in front of the Egyptian Parliament building, where tweeps report that tents are being built. And workers have started to strike.

Also today, professors joined the protests.

Meanwhile, the harassment of the Press continues, as more Egyptian journalists find their voices.

Here's the latest buzz from Twitter:

@alaa: Protest in front of parliament few thousands, tahrir overflowing ppl should join us instead #Jan25

@ksharkawi: #Tahrir #Egypt on #Jan25 News from Tahrir Square that 2000 protesters are occupying the parliament now.

@CaireneGirl: Protesters are calling for some of those in #tahrir to move to people's assembly and help them. #jan25 #Egypt #freedom #democracy

@fustat: R @monasosh Sit in infront of the building of ppl's assembly #Jan25

@WilYaWil: Tahrir square today at 6pm CLT [via @kalnaga] #egypt #jan25

@TripleM: On my way to Tahrir Square. Unbelievable crowd it's like the whole population of Egypt heading toward Central Cairo.

@H_Eid: If you are coming to #tahrir use the entrance beside the Auc #Jan25

@rania_hafez: Ye we will RT @HalaGorani: A woman walking out of Tahrir Sq just told me: “The govt is trying 2 wear us down but we will keep coming.”#Egypt

@nada208: Searching for food in Tahrir.. Apparently all restaurants and take-outs take the curfew too seriously!

@jimsciuttoABC: Protest in front of ibrahim mosque in Alexandria full of people & smiles #Egypt #Jan25

And the comradeship and good feelings continue among the crowds:

@frommasr: People are going around offering sandwiches to people. The people wont leave here till mubarak does. #tahrir

@Izbella: #tahrir yesterday in Tahrir a man turned to me and said: “watch out” pointing down at a broken part of the pavement!! never in Egypt before!

Meanwhile, harassment to the Press continues:

@occupiedcairo: NBS news crew detained on the way to Suez. Interrogated then sent back to Cairo. #mediablackout #jan25

@FourCM: Heard from journalist – the press office couldn't issue the government passes yesterday because they are out of plastic. #Egypt #jan25

@CaireneGirl: 1000s protesting in front of Al-Ahram bldg demanding free press, and honesty. #jan25 #egypt #freedom #democracy

@AnasAlaoui: Some egyptian press outlets are experiencing internal revolts and/or resignations. This may be another tipping point. #Egypt #Jan25

And for many, even though they are not at Tahrir, their heart is still there:

@esl4mdiaa: still @ work. Really i care 4 my parents and that's what prevents me not to go to #Tahrir , I really wanna go :( #fb #jan25

@sheriny: I'm getting goosebumps watching the images of #tahrir today. #Egypt #jan25 #feb8

And those there never fail to remind them:

@Mohabkady: #Egypt #Jan25 Today; I’ am writing to say that our Life in Tahrir Square it is the life which should and deserve to be lived. Viva Egypt

@asamir: To all my dear freinds who did not go to Tahrir sq. Yet: you are missing alot.

Demonstrations have also been held in many other cities, such as Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, Al Mahalla Al Kubra, Suez and Ismailia.

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

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