by Chris Bodenner

Breaking:

Two Egyptian civilians and a police officer have reportedly died after a wave of unusually large anti-government demonstrations swept across the country. ... Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on Tuesday in what were reportedly the largest demonstrations in years, and which they explicitly tied to the successful uprising in nearby Tunisia.

Another dramatic clip after the jump:

Context:

Security officials said several thousand people demonstrated in Alexandria, and there were also reports of large demonstrations in other cities, including Mansoura and Mahalla al-Kobra. There, a video posted on the Internet showed people tearing up a large portrait of Mr. Mubarak an act whose boldness here is hard to overstate.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.