Tahrir Square swarmed with pro-democracy demonstrators today as protesters turned out in droves yet again to denounce the regime of 30-year President Hosni Mubarak.
Thousands of Egyptian anti-government demonstrators flocked to Cairo’s central square, numbering as many as 100,000 strong, including families with children, The Associated Press reported Friday. That’s the largest turnout since Tuesday, when a quarter-million protesters took to the streets.
The entrances to the square were blocked by soldiers, who checked IDs and performed body searches. Protesters forming a human chain then performed secondary searches for people entering the square.
Mubarak supporters rallied nearby in another square, AP reports. They attempted to move toward Tahrir but were driven back by protesters throwing rocks.
In an interview with ABC News Wednesday, the 82-year-old Mubarak said that he would like to step down immediately, but that doing so would cause chaos in the country.