Egypt unrest: Day 14 as it happened. Egypt unrest: Day 13 as it happened. Egypt unrest: Day 12 as it happened. Egypt unrest: Day 11 as it happened. Egypt unrest: Day 10 as it happened. Egypt unrest: Day nine as it happened. Egypt unrest: Your stories. 4 February 2011Last updated at 14:47 Thousands of people in Egypt are taking part in a "day of departure" to try to oust President Hosni Mubarak.
An increased army presence is in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Elsewhere in Egypt, the situation has been volatile with reports of gunfire while other areas have been quiet. People living outside of the capital have been speaking about their experiences since the day of the first protests, and their hopes for the future. There is a serious lack of security here. There are two theories for the lack of security: either the government has withdrawn forces or the police are afraid of the sabotage and looting. So who do we have to protect us? I have been locked-in at home for more than a week now. People have not been able to go out to work. I love my country but we have not been lucky with the system we have in place so far. People have been silenced for 30 years, and I praise and support the young for the protests for democracy on 25 January. “Start Quote. Egypt unrest: Day eight as it happened. Egyptian protester describes the political unrest in Cairo. Egypt protests: Your stories.
26 January 2011Last updated at 15:07 Sites including Facebook and Twitter have been key tools in organising the protests.
Photo: John Andrew Wein Nationwide protests broke out in Egypt on Tuesday following an internet campaign inspired by recent political upheaval in Tunisia. Here two people involved in the protests share their experiences. I've just got home now after being detained for seven hours in an underground cell. I was detained along with 63 others. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote The police started beating us, cursing us, slapping our faces” End QuoteMohammed Abdul FatahAlexandria, Egypt We were detained following the protests earlier in the day. But then the security forces fired tear gas at the protesters, dispersing us. The police started beating us randomly.
I was severely beaten and my glasses were broken. Saturday 29th January. Egypt protests day 5: Your stories. 29 January 2011Last updated at 16:20 Protestors stand on army tanks in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt Anti-government protests in Egypt have continued for a fifth day.
Tens of thousands have taken part in the demonstrations in Cairo, Suez, Alexandria and other cities. Health officials say 45 people have died in clashes across Egypt since Friday. Live: Egypt unrest day six. War planes fly low over Cairo LIVE UPDATES (all times GMT) Live coverage of the sixth day of anti-government protests in Egypt, which has seen thousands of demonstrators return to the streets nationwide.
This page updates automatically, there is no need to refresh. 2347 Canada says it is chartering planes to get its citizens out of Egypt. Foreign minister Lawrence Cannon says the government is recommending that Canadians leave. As it happened: Egypt unrest on Friday. Egypt unrest: Day seven as it happened. The Egyptian army has said it will not use force against protesters who have taken to the streets to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak - the first such statement by the institution widely seen as the powerbroker in Egypt. 0115That concludes our live coverage of Egypt's seventh day of anti-government protests but you can keep up to date with regular news updates throughout the night.
Thank you for following developments on the BBC. 0059Hugh Miles says that the significance of al-Jazeera is "that it helped people overcome their fear of regimes, because up until a few weeks ago it was received wisdom in the Arab world that unarmed people never confront the regime and that, if you do, you are certain to be arrested or to be killed and your movement will be stopped in its tracks. " In their coverage of the events in Tunisia, "al-Jazeera and other media helped to demolish a lot of entrenched dogma and this helped break down a psychological barrier for Egyptians".
As it happened: Egypt unrest day five. Egypt protests: Eyewitness accounts. 25 January 2011Last updated at 22:38 Maryam Helmy: "There were thousands of people full of rage and anger" Thousands of people took part in rare anti-government protests in Egypt after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
In Cairo, where the biggest rallies were held, police used tear gas and water cannons in an attempt to disperse the crowds. At least three people have been killed, reports say. Here, eyewitnesses describe the atmosphere during the day's events. I saw the riot with my own eyes. Now we are watching from the window what is happening outside. Some people say that they won't stop until Mubarak is gone. The atmosphere is very tense, it feels like a revolution.
This protest is different. I participated in the protests today. People are afraid to speak out, but it seems that what happened in Tunisia encouraged many to protest in Egypt. But when our protest broke the cordon and joined with the major protest in El Tahrir, we found that it was more violent there.