Egyptian Protests Heat Up
Aljazzeera is reporting of major demonstrations in Egypt today:
Protesters demonstrated in Cairo, Alexandria and at a Nile Delta university on Wednesday, but large numbers of police officers stopped the participants from reaching the parliament, their main target.
About 400 protesters, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, walked about 1.5km across Cairo from the police cordon at parliament to the Press Syndicate, where they chanted slogans against President Husni Mubarak on the building’s steps
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of several Egyptian cities to protest against the prospect of a fifth term in office for President Hosni Mubarak…
… A similar demonstration in Alexandria was called off after security forces sealed off all routes to the site.
20 people were detained in Alexandria and another two were held at a rally in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura. There were no arrests reported in Cairo.
Marchers in Mansoura claimed to have been set upon by pro-Mubarak thugs, although this has not been confirmed by police.
“They (the authorities) are threatened … They think the situation is escalating,” said a Cairo member of Kefaya, who asked not to be named.
I am sure that Big Pharoah will have an update later.
Blogger Kafie at Enough! has more pictures from the protest.