“Protests have erupted in cities across Egypt following Friday midday prayers, with angry demonstrators demanding an end to Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year presidency,” Al Jazeera reports. “In response, the government has promised to crack down on demonstrations and arrest those participating in them. It has blocked internet, mobile phone and SMS services in order to disrupt the planned demonstrations.” Watch live coverage.
Thousands of protesters filled the streets of Yemen yesterday, as unrest and calls for change continued to spread across the Arab world. The protesters vowed to continue demonstrations today and for “weeks to come.” Unlike Egypt, the peaceful protests were not run by young people but rather by a largely traditional, Islamist opposition.
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