29 Jan '11, 12pm

Egypt in revolt as Mubarak stands fast

Egypt in revolt as Mubarak stands fast

CAIRO - Thousands of Egyptians took their deadly revolt to the streets for a fifth day on Saturday, with leading dissident Mohamed ElBaradei vowing intensified action until veteran President Hosni Mubarak goes. Anti-government riots erupted anew in several cities including Cairo and an enraged mob killed three police in the Sinai town of Rafah, bringing the overall death toll from the nationwide protests since Tuesday to at least 48. Angry citizens streamed into Cairo's Tahrir square, a focal point for the street battles that have raged around Egypt since Tuesday and in which at least 35 people have died, chanting: "Mubarak out!" as troops looked on. "We came here to say we don't want you (Mubarak) at all, we want you out of the country," lawyer Mohammed Osama, 25, told AFP as the army announced that a night-time curfew would be enforced and extended in key cities. Police ...

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