Update: Police Resist As Thousands Protest In Egypt

Thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters took to the streets of Cairo after Friday's prayers.

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Now, here's a story we've been following all morning long: Egyptians have protested in the streets again today. The protests began after midday prayers, which happen on Fridays.

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, our correspondent in Cairo, has been out in the crowd. She followed a march of thousands of people heading toward a main square from the mosque where they had prayed. It is believed - although it's difficult to communicate - it's believed that other people were heading toward that same square from other mosques around Cairo.

We're keeping a close watch on this story. We'll bring you updates throughout the morning as police resist the protesters who are protesting the rule of Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt.

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