Three Weeks in Egypt

Three weeks after protests erupted in Egypt, anti-government demonstrators continue to press for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office and leave the country. The streets of Cairo, Alexandria, and smaller cities across the country have filled with Egyptian citizens from all walks of life, demonstrating against his 30-year rule. While the military has not substantially cracked down on the protests, at one stage, groups of Mubarak supporters launched attacks against the anti-government crowds, hurling stones and Molotov cocktails, and in some cases firing weapons. Deaths due to the conflict are estimated at nearly 300 now, as Mubarak remains in power and thousands of angry citizens remain in the streets of Egypt.

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