Egypt Protesters Return to Streets
They're calling for 'regime change, not Cabinet change,' says correspondent
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2011 6:04 AM CST
Smoke billows from a building following overnight clashes between Egyptian security forces and anti-government activists in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.    (Lefteris Pitarakis)
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(Newser) – Shouting "go away, go away!," Egyptian protesters flocked the streets of Cairo for a fifth day today, unassuaged by Hosni Mubarak's belated move last night to dismiss Cabinet—sending a not-so-subtle message that their goal remained the resignation of the president himself. "They are calling for regime change, not cabinet change," says an al-Jazeera correspondent in Egypt.

The death toll has now crossed 90, reports al-Jazeera, and there are unconfirmed reports of police firing on protesters. The army has taken over security of government buildings, thousands of public workers are striking, notes the AP, and the military has extended an oft-violated curfew. The only solution, says one military officer, is "for Mubarak to leave."

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