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At least one million in Egypt take to the streets to call for Mubarak’s ouster [VIDEO]

Army troops say they will not open fire on protesters who have legitimate grievances and a right to peaceful protest; protesters day they won't go until Mubarak leaves government.

HAARETZ.com

February 1, 2011 | 10:51 am

Hundred of thousands of people flooded to Tahrir, the Liberation Square in Cairo, EGYPT-01/02/2011. This is the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. /Credit:FACELLY/SIPA/1102011411 (Sipa via AP Images)

Hundred of thousands of people flooded to Tahrir, the Liberation Square in Cairo, EGYPT-01/02/2011. This is the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. /Credit:FACELLY/SIPA/1102011411 (Sipa via AP Images)

At least one million people rallied across Egypt on Tuesday clamoring for President Hosni Mubarak to give up power, piling pressure on a leader who has towered over Middle East politics for 30 years to make way for a new era of democracy in the Arab nation.

Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square was jammed with people ranging from lawyers and doctors to students and jobless poor, the crowd spilling into surrounding streets.

Crowds also demonstrated in Alexandria, Suez and in the Nile Delta in the eighth and biggest day of protests against Mubarak by people fed up with years of repression, corruption and economic hardship.

“He goes, we are not going,” chanted a crowd of men, women and children as a military helicopter hovered over the sea of people in the square, many waving Egyptian flags and banners.

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