The March Begins?

by Patrick Appel


1320 GMT: Al Jazeera is now putting out estimates of more than 2 million in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The military is putting up barbed wire around the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis.

From The Guardian's live-blog:

1.08pm: Protesters are now starting to march in Alexandria, Human Rights Watch Reports. There is no clear route for the march, so a bit of confusion. 

The Harriet Sherwood, who's in Alexandria, adds:

No one is running this, apart from the people themselves

Update: Sonia Verma, who's tweeting at the scene, says Cairo is not following Alexandria's lead:

The square is packed but this march looks like it's not happening. Where are the leaders?