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Thousands defy curfew order in Egypt

Arab World Materials 28 January 2011 20:22
Thousands of protesters remained on the streets of Cairo on Friday evening in defiance of a curfew ordered by Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak, eyewitnesses said, dpa reported.
Thousands defy curfew order in Egypt

Thousands of protesters remained on the streets of Cairo on Friday evening in defiance of a curfew ordered by Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak, eyewitnesses said, dpa reported.

Earlier, Egyptian state television had reported that the curfew would be imposed at 6 pm (1600 GMT) in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria. The curfew is to remain in force until 7 am.

But as the curfew time arrived, thousands of people were seen on the streetes of the capital.

Meanwhile, Mubarak was due to give a live nationwide address on television Friday evening.

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