Anti-Mubarak protests continue in Egypt

29 January 2011 | 15:26 Code : 10144 General category
Anti-Mubarak protests continue in Egypt

Press TV--Clashes continue between government forces and opposition protesters in Egypt despite a night-time curfew in major cities.

Clashes over the past few days have left dozens of people dead and nearly 900 others wounded, a Press TV correspondent reported.

In the meantime, Egyptian opposition activists who took to the streets of Cairo could smell the end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s rule, added the correspondent.

The protesters were chanting slogans against Mubarak, calling him a dictator and an agent of Israel and Washington.

They were calling for Mubarak’s decades-long rule to be reformed or come to an end.

Egyptian security forces have clashed with protesters in the capital Cairo and other cities where rallies are held against the government of Mubarak.

There have been nightly protests outside the Egyptian embassy in London ever since anti-government demonstrations began in Egypt a few days ago.

The protesters say they have been emboldened by the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, which saw the overthrow of the former President Zein El Adbdin Ben Ali.

These demonstrators were particularly scathing about the support the West has given Mubarak during his 30-year rule of the country.

No one from the Egyptian embassy was in sight. They were most probably keeping a low profile, and keenly watching how events unfold like everyone else.