Thousands protest in rare Cairo mass uprising
January 25th, 2011
12:29 PM ET

Thousands protest in rare Cairo mass uprising

Thousands of protesters spilled into the streets of Cairo on Tuesday, an unprecedented display of anti-government rage inspired in part by the tumult in the nearby North African nation of Tunisia.

Throngs in the sprawling city marched from the huge Tahrir Square in Cairo toward the parliament building, according to CNN reporters on the scene.

Demonstrators threw rocks at police and police hurled back rocks. Tear-gas canisters were shot at demonstrators and the protesters threw them back.

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  1. kevlar

    nice to read that the police were equipped with rocks

    January 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    Wow a jammin block party that rocks!

    January 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    It's about time. Egypt is ripe for revolution! Bring it on!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      I totally agree,Daniel. The egyptians really need to rid themselves of this thug Mubarak and replace him with a Communist and set up a Communist republic and stop taking orders from NATO!

      January 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cleo

    A papyrus reed right to the chin! DOWN GOES TUT! DOWN GOES TUT!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Panzer

    Yes Daniel I just purchased a panzer tank from pawn stars,I want to blow the nose off the Sphinx...

    January 25, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Markey Marshall

      Sorry Daniel about these uneducated bozos blogging in here. They have nothing on their minds so pay them no heed. Gee whiz some people have no brains. They try so hard to be funny that they're not!!!

      January 26, 2011 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |