Egypt Protests: 'We Are All Khaled Saed' -Video
Egyptian Protestors Demand End to Mubarak Rule
Anti-Mubarak protestors marched toward the National Democratic Party headquarters to demand that President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for 29 years, step down. The movement was sparked on Facebook, centered around a page honoring Khaled Saed, who is widely believed to have been murdered by police.
Similar protests have sprung up in Alexandria, Aswan, Assuit, Mansura and Tanta. In Cairo, police responded by firing tear gas and water cannons at the crowds. Influenced by the Tunisia protests, Egyptian activists have organized online, using Facebook and Twitter to mobilize their forces.
The Mubarak has no love for bloggers or activists, and those activists have come up with novel ways to protest. NowPublic contributor AhmadSherif used AdWords.
In the featured video below, a lone protestor faces down a water-cannon truck by himself, in an echo of Tiananmen Square.
The anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armoured police truck, were chanting slogans against Mubarak, who has ruled the country for three decades.
Downtown Cairo came to a standstill with protesters chanting slogans against the police, the interior minister and the government, in scenes that the capital has not seen since the 1970s.
Mohamed Ahmed, 36, a demonstrator from Boulaq told Al Jazeera's Makary: "We might be trying to copy what happened in Tunisia. If Egyptians manage to even come close to what they did then I can proudly say today was successful but we still have a long way to do."