Fri February 4, 2011
Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

Thousands In Egypt Gather For 'Departure Friday'

Egyptians pushing for political change and to end Hosni Mubarak's 30-year grip on power got a big turnout for a rally Friday in central Cairo. Opponents of the regime called it the authoritarian ruler's "departure Friday." But Mubarak supporters labeled it "a day of loyalty." Despite the massive, peaceful protest, the Mubarak government is showing no sign it's ready to give in to the demands that the president leave office immediately.

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