Egyptians Plan Million-Man Protest

Opposition hopes tomorrow's big demonstration will push out Mubarak
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2011 3:29 AM CST
Updated Jan 31, 2011 6:20 AM CST
Egyptians Plan Mega Protest for Tuesday
Egyptian Nobel Peace laureate and democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei addresses the crowd at Tahrir Square in Cairo Sunday night.   (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Protesters in Egypt are calling for the biggest demonstration yet tomorrow, hoping to topple the wobbly Mubarak regime. Organizers hope that more than a million people will take to the streets in Cairo alone, reports al-Jazeera. "It seems as if they are saying: 'We are here to stay. We are re-invigorating our movement and we are not going anywhere'," says an al-Jazeera correspondent in Cairo.

Last night, Mohamed ElBaradei joined protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, saying "what we have begun cannot go back," and calling for Mubarak to step down. The big question remains as to how Mubarak and the government will respond, as its attempts at compromising have all failed. "It's still a very tense scene to have so much military in the capital city of the country," said a journalist.
(More al-Jazeera stories.)

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