Egypt:Protests Continue Amid Mass Jail Breaks

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Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in cities around Egypt for a sixth day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. The death toll on Sunday morning had passed 100. Thousands of prisoners broke out of the Wadi Natrun jail north of Cairo overnight. Prisoners also escaped several other prisons across Egypt. Two mummies have been destroyed in Cairo's Museum of Antiquities.The United States has started organising for its nationals to leave Egypt.

Police cars on fire in front of Alexandria's Siddi Brahim mosque. Al Jazeera's Arabic television channel has been shut down in the country. Many petrol stations are now running out of fuel. Many bank cash machines have either been looted or are no longer working. Egyptian banks and the stock exchange have been ordered closed on Sunday.

Mubarak on Saturday named military intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his first-ever vice president. Ahmed Shafiq was named as new prime minister. On Saturday, 22 people died in the town of Beni Sueif, south of Cairo, where protesters tried to burn down a police station. Another three protesters died in Cairo and three police were killed in the Sinai town of Rafah, raising to at least 102 the number of people killed since the unrest erupted on Tuesday.  Source ( All Africa.com)
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