More than 200,000 protesters march into Tahrir Square in Cairo

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egyptians protest hosni mubarak in tahrir squareEgyptian protestors, over 200,000, gathered in Tahrir Square, or Midan Ismila, in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the president of the country for nearly 30 years.

The internet is shut down in Egypt: no Facebook, no blogs, and no Twitter.

The army's pledge on Monday not to use force against demonstrators emboldened Egyptians to push for the biggest shake-up of the political system since 1952 when army officers deposed King Farouk.

"Mubarak go away to Saudi or Bahrain" and "We don't want you, we don't want you", chanted men, women and children in a sea of people that began gathering from the early hours.

A couple of days ago, media reported that Juju, an eight-year-old girl from Saudi Arabia, lectured Mubarak through an uploaded video on YouTube for his authoritarian rule. Mubarak is the fourth and current President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

[via Reuters]

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