by Patrick Appel

Max Fisher is once again live-blogging the day's events:

Information out of Alexandria, where thousands of protesters rallied today along the Mediterranean coast, is so far sparse. Al Jazeera English reports that, as night falls, protesters are beginning to march into the city center -- something that Cairo's much larger gathering has not done. There are fragmentary but difficult to confirm reports of 100 or more civilians killed in a police crack down. Sky News reports that, unlike in Cairo, the army is largely absent from Alexandria's streets. This would certainly add a degree of instability to the situation there.

The latest from Harriet Sherwood, who's tweeting from Alexandria:

Now on a bridge over the street. I can see for the first time today. This is absolutely huge

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