Egyptian police on Tuesday fired tear gas at thousands of protesters gathered incentral Cairo to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.
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Update: The Examiner, citing the foreign press, reports that members of Hosni Mubarak’s family have fled the country
An Italian news publication has just announced that Gamal Mubarak, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s son who is widely tipped as his successor, has fled to London with his family, Arabic website Akhbar al-Arab said on Tuesday, January 24,2011
Gamal Mubarak is seen as Hosni Mubarak’s successor. The report is unconfirmed, but goes on to say that the family and 97 pieces of luggage on board left for London on Tuesday from an airport in western Cairo.
Update: Reuters confirms three people have been killed in the protests.
Two Egyptians died in protests in the Egyptian city of Suez, one of several places countrywide where demonstrators called for an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s rule, medical and security sources said on Tuesday.
State television also said a security officer died in central Cairo in a square where thousands of protesters had gathered and clashed with police.
Update: In this dramatic footage purportedly shot earlier today in Egypt, riot police retreat in the face of massed opposition