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February 4th, 2011
09:19 AM ET

Daily protests will continue 'until Mubarak steps down'

(CNN) - Tens of thousands of people joined the beaten and bandaged in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, Islam's day of prayer, transforming it from a bloody battleground to the scene of a political rally dubbed Day of Departure. But tensions remained high as midday prayers came to a close and Egyptians demanding change geared up for more demonstrations. They chanted: "He leaves, we don't leave" and "The blood of the martyrs will not be forgotten."

Kiran Chetry talks to Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian journalist, who is in close contact with relatives in Cairo via social media. She gives the latest up-to-the minute updates from the ground.

Filed under: Egypt • World
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  1. Dan from Chicago,IL

    What I am so amazed about is that the Christians and Muslims are united together and if this transition period would come more quickly and peacefully I just hope that the Muslims and Christians can still learn to live together in peace and harmony. This would be a good model for the rest of the Muslim world.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:54 am |
  2. Jerry

    I'm not Egyptian, however watching like a majority of people on the "outside", it seems a calm transition is impossible. Mona is accurate in the human rights issues, but clicking one's fingers for him to go "now" doesn't seem realisitic. As much as I respect her, she needs to take a breath before beginning the next point. Gets a tad obnoxious, although her points are well taken. He needs to go,....I got it.

    February 4, 2011 at 6:29 pm |