Egypt: Police fire rubber bullets

Egypt: Police fire rubber bullets

By | 2011-01-28T05:41:00-04:00 January 28th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Protests in Suez, Nile Delta, Cairo suburbs

Thousands of protesters converged in central Cairo and other cities including the eastern Egyptian hotspot of Suez and the Nile Delta cities of Mansoura and Sharqiya, Reuters witnesses and an opposition group said.

Police fired rubber bullets at thousands of protesters who had gathered outside the prominent al-Azhar mosque in central Cairo after Friday prayers, a Reuters witness said.

The crowd threw stones at police lines and shouted slogans against President Hosni Mubarak, 82, and his son, Gamal, 47, who many Egyptian believe is being groomed for future office.

"The people want the regime to fall," they shouted, alongside "No to succession". They also cried "Down, Down, Hosni Mubarak."

Police were firing teargas in Mansoura, the witness from the the movement said.