Unrest continues in Egypt amid expected Baradie's return

13:59, January 28, 2011      

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Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo, capital of Egypt, Jan. 26, 2011. (Xinhua/Karem Ahmad)



Egypt's unrest continues for the third consecutive day on Thursday with protesters calling for a one-million-march after Friday prayers.

Eyewitnesses said that protests continued for the third day in front of Lawyers syndicate in central Cairo amid high security presence. Hundreds of young Egyptians demanded an end to Mubarak's 30-year-rule.

Clashes between hundreds of protestors and security forces are taking place in central Ismaliya city, east of Egypt, on Thursday, with people demanding the current government to step down.

According to Xinhua reporter, six protestors have been detained while urging the ruling National Democratic party to be dissolved, the government to step down and asking for proper political reforms in the country.

Egypt's Nobel price laureate Mohamed El Baradie will arrive in Egypt on Thursday to join demonstrations that are scheduled to take place after Friday prayers.

El Baradie's arrival might fuel more people to join the protests.

Thousands of Egyptian protesters took to streets on Tuesday in an unprecedented demonstration against the government.

Source: Xinhua
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