Elbaradei to ensure maximum strike on Mubarak

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Cairo, Jan 31: The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel laureate, Mohamed Elbaradei, has joined the protestors in Egypt on Sunday, Jan 30 demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who controls Cairo for last 30 years.

Addressing tens of thousands of protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Elbaradei said the protest against Mubarak won't go back untill his resignation. Elbaradei said "what we have begun cannot go back."

Al Jazeera reported that army troops fired to air to disperse the protestors who defied the curfew. The reports added attacks on many prisons to free leaders. Thirty-four leaders from the Muslim Brotherhood were freed from the Wadi Natroun jail.

The capital city Cairo was packed with armed soldiers. Most of the roads were blocked to avoid gathering of demonstrators. Anti-government protests have spread to other cities like Alexandria and Suez. Most of the cities were controlled by army as the police withdrew from streets.

Some Arab media reported looting and theft cases in major cities which have seen unrest. In the absence of police and army, people were taking laws in their hands. More than 150 people were killed in the violent anti-government protest that started on Tuesday, Jan 25.

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