Anti-government on Monday and Tuesday in Egypt
While thousands of protesters defied a ban on demonstrations on Wednesday, the White House has asked Egypt to lift the ban. Gathered outside the Cairo courthouse, protesters chanted "the people want the fall of the regime."
Clashes have also been reported outside the headquarters of the journalists' union. In the town of Suez, Egyptian demonstrators burned a government building on Wednesday evening and attempted to set fire to the premises of the ruling party.
In the capital, where police were out in force, the first attempts were quickly dispersed crowd Wednesday before the reunification of thousands of opponents to the courthouse, which had been the night before a gathering point.
The events of Tuesday The events of Tuesday, during which four people were killed (three demonstrators and a policeman), are unprecedented in 30 years of President Mubarak.
Three protesters were killed in Suez with rubber bullets, according to medical sources. One policeman died during a parade attended by some 15,000 people in the capital after being beaten by protesters, according to Egyptian security. Some 200 people were arrested Tuesday during parades on Tuesday, according to security services.
The police dispersed with tear gas in Tuesday night to Wednesday, thousands of protesters gathered for the afternoon on Tahrir Square, near several government buildings in downtown Cairo.
This rare show of force against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, who had not previously authorized had been dubbed "Day of Wrath" by its organizers. Hosni Mubarak has ruled since the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981.
Chanting "Mubarak releases", "Tunisia is the Solution", thousands of Egyptians marched in Cairo as in Alexandria (north) and in many other cities, facing a massive police presence. According to experts, these anti-government protests were the largest since the riots of 1977 caused a rise in bread prices.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, however, assured that the Egyptian government, firm U.S. ally in the Middle East, was "stable". For its part, the White House has held that "the Egyptian government has an important opportunity to be sensitive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people and to carry out political reforms, economic and social may help improve their lives and prosperity of the Egypt ".
Demonstrations in Egypt reflect the aspirations of the people in favor of "political change" and constitute a "signal", said his spokeswoman quoted the head of European diplomacy.
Thirty years of Mubarak regime The Egyptian regime, often considered very corrupt, dominated for nearly 30 years by President Hosni Mubarak, 82, whose health is fragile. It has not yet indicated whether he would appear this year, but he assures his entourage run for another term.
His estate is at the center of a rivalry between her deaf son Gamal, 47, close of business, and the "old guard" of power linked to the powerful military-security apparatus.
The Egyptian army, which provides all the presidents since 1952, is considered more loyal to the power that the Tunisian army was not against the deposed President Ben Ali.