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Egyptians to stage 2-day general strike

Arab World Materials 26 January 2011 09:49
Protest organizers in Egypt have declared a general strike for two days against President Hosni Mubarak's decades-long rule, Press TV reported.
Egyptians to stage 2-day general strike

Protest organizers in Egypt have declared a general strike for two days against President Hosni Mubarak's decades-long rule, Press TV reported.

The protest organizers declared the general strike on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Tuesday, two Egyptian protesters lost their lives during heavy clashes between police and demonstrators in the port city of Suez, while a policeman died of his wounds in the capital Cairo.

This comes as police have cordoned off the main square where protesters have gathered in Cairo.

The demonstrators say it's a day of revolt against torture, poverty, corruption and unemployment.

Over 30,000 police officers have been deployed to the city center in an attempt to crack down on the Egyptian demonstrators.

The anti-government protests across Egypt are among the largest since Mubarak took power three decades ago.

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