Cairo during a day of anti-government protests in at least three people have been killed where the biggest rallies were held, state TV said a policeman had died in clashes. The two protesters died in Egypt Suez
Otherwise more than 10 thousands joined the protests after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in
, police used tear gas and water cannon in an attempt to disperse the crowds. Cairo
As night fell in
, thousands of demonstrators remained in the city centre around Cairo Tahrir Square, vowing to camp out overnight and setting the stage for further confrontation.
The Activists had called for a "day of revolt" in a web message. Protests are uncommon in
, which President Hosni Mubarak has ruled since 1981, tolerating little dissent. Egypt
Also most striking was the boldness and anger of the protesters. Even when the police moved in with water cannon and tear gas, they stood their ground.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her administration supported "the fundamental right of expression and assembly" and urged all parties "to exercise restraint".
She added that
believed the Egyptian government was "stable" and "looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people". Washington
The events in
were co-ordinated on a Facebook page - tens of thousands of supporters clicked on the page to say they would take part. Cairo
Otherwise An Italian news publication has just announced that Gamal Mubarak, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son who is widely tipped as his successor, has fled to
with his family, Arabic website Akhbar al-Arab said on Tuesday, January 24, 2011. London
Gamal Mubarak is seen as Hosni Mubarak's successor. The report is unconfirmed, but goes on to say that the family and 97 pieces of luggage on board left for
London on Tuesday from an airport in western . Cairo
The day has seen a revolutionary uprising of Egyptians against the regime of Hosni Mubarak asking for his resignation. Police and protesters clashed, and an anti-riot police officer was killed in
Taking part in the protest were supporters of former UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohammed El Baradei, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the opposition al-Ghad party, the al-Wafd party and supporters of the '6 April' movement.
The things we have to know is Mubarak has shown little tolerance for protests in the past.