A million voices against Mubarak;army join protest

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Cairo, Feb 1: Protests seem to mount against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down from his coveted position. The 'one-million men' protests at the Tahrir Square seem to have a lot of supporters and seem to be snowballing into a voice that definitely can't be ignored. One of the biggest mass protests Egypt has seen, today (Feb 1) will find mention in history books in years to come.

The organisers hope to give a jolt to the ruling Mubarak government pressuring him to step down.

Watch : Million Man march at Egypt protesting Mubarak-rule


Mubarak, however is hoping to resolve the issue somehow and has called the Opposition Party to come to an amicable agreement. Mubarak had earlier dissolved his cabinet and appointed Omar Suleiman in the helm of affairs.

Protesters however want nothing but the ouster of hated leader Mubarak as head of Egypt. The violence that erupted across Egypt saw atleast 100 people being killed and hundreds injured. The protests entered the eighth day today (Feb 1) but has only gained momentum with each passing day.

The Egyptian Army's stand is however crucial in determining the success or failure of the protests. The army had earlier said that they would not use force against peaceful protests and that they considered the protests "legitimate rights of the people". In a statement the Army also said, "To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people... have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people."

Latest news emerging from Egypt reveal that the Egyptian Army has sided with protestors and giving them all the support they need.

Protesters were quoted as saying, "We will spend as many nights here as it takes to get the snake out," on the 30 year old regime of Hosni Mubarak.

The march is underway at the moment.


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