Egypt protests: Your pictures. In pictures: Egypt protests. Egypt protests: Three killed in 'day of revolt' 26 January 2011Last updated at 02:09 Jon Leyne says the anger of protesters took police by surprise (The mobile phone footage in this video was sent to the BBC by members of the public) At least three people are reported to have been killed during a day of rare anti-government protests in Egypt.
In Cairo, where the biggest rallies were held, state TV said a policeman had died in clashes. Two protesters died in Suez, doctors there said. Thousands joined the protests after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia. In central Cairo, police starting using tear gas early on Wednesday in an attempt to disperse the crowds. Thousands of demonstrators remained in the city centre around Tahrir Square late into the night, vowing to camp out overnight. There were appeals on Facebook for food and blankets for those staying put.
As dawn neared, Tahrir Square was reported to be empty of demonstrators, with cleaners removing rocks and litter as police looked on. Twitter blocked. Protesters set themselves alight in political protests. Egyptian man dies after setting himself alight. 19 January 2011Last updated at 16:00 Relatives of a man who set himself on fire in Cairo on Tuesday protest after reportedly being denied access to visit him in hospital.
A man has died after setting himself on fire in Egypt's northern port city of Alexandria. Officials say the 25-year-old unemployed man - Ahmed Hashem el-Sayed, who had suffered third-degree burns - died in hospital. Earlier on Tuesday, another man set himself on fire in the capital, Cairo. They are the latest such acts in Egypt and the wider North African region, one of which led to the mass protests which toppled the Tunisian government. The AFP news agency said the man who died in Alexandria had been suffering from depression. An Egyptian security official said the man who set himself on fire in Cairo was a 40-year-old lawyer called Mohamed Farouk Hassan, Reuters news agency reported.
It quoted an unnamed source as saying he shouted slogans against rising prices before setting himself alight. Similar incidents. Why do people set themselves on fire? 18 January 2011Last updated at 12:06 By Kathryn Westcott BBC News Mohamed Bouazizi's mother and sister Leila (right) visited President Ben Ali at the end of December Self-immolation is a rare form of political protest, but in the past few days a number of incidents of men setting themselves alight have been reported in North African countries - Algeria, Egypt and Mauritania.
These reports come in the wake of the self-immolation of 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December. The fact that his protest against local authorities helped set off a popular revolt has prompted commentators to ask whether the incidents in the other countries, although isolated, were inspired by the Tunisian event and whether the protesters were aiming to set off a similar chain of events in their nations. Mid-East: Will there be a domino effect? 3 February 2011Last updated at 18:23 Events in Tunisia and Egypt have sent shock waves throughout the Arab region The Arab world has been transfixed by the recent dramatic events in Egypt and Tunisia.
Popular street protests have swept across Egypt just days after similar protests saw Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali flee his country. Could a domino effect sweep more leaders from power as it did around Eastern Europe in 1989? Egypt Rocked by more than a week of protests, Egypt's reputation for strength and stability has been swept away. Protesters are demanding the president steps down As in Tunisia, Egyptians face tough economic conditions, official corruption and little opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with the political system. On 25 January, protesters called for a day of a "day of revolt" that drew thousands to central Cairo and other cities across Egypt in numbers not seen since the bread riots of the 1970s.
Yemen. No sign Egypt will take the Tunisian road. 17 January 2011Last updated at 01:17 By Jon Leyne BBC News, Cairo A handful of protesters gathered outside the Tunisian embassy in Cairo If Tunisia is to be the first of a series of dominos, the first of many Arab autocracies to collapse, there is no sign yet of the contagion spreading to Egypt.
On the face of it, Egypt faces many similar problems. Rising food prices and tough economic conditions have left many millions struggling. Official corruption is notorious. Parliamentary elections last November and December left the ruling party almost with a monopoly of power. So it is no surprise that many Egyptians have been quick to welcome the downfall of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
At a lunch stand in central Cairo, one unemployed man said: "I am very happy as an Arab. Another said: "This is just the start... Yet the bold words have translated into almost no action whatsoever. And life here has continued as normal, no major protests, no visible extra security. No dream “Start Quote.