After almost five days of protests crowds of people continue to remain at protest centers around the country until their demands are met.At least three more people died in Cairo on Wednesday, a medic said, as violence continued for a fifth day.
Clashes broke out in Mohammed Mahmud street, just off Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, where thousands of protesters rallied again on Wednesday to demand an immediate end to military rule. Riot police erected barricades on the street, shooting tear gas and birdshot, AFP reported.
The Egyptian health ministry said in a statement issued Wednesday by the state news agency MENA that a total of 32 people had died since the clashes began on Saturday. It is reported that at least one person was killed in Egypt's second city, Alexandria on Wednesday.
According to bikyamasr news site reported that the Egyptian Ministry of Health has lowered the official death toll of those killed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square from 33 to 28, as reports of manipulated death certificates flow in from morgues and hospitals across the city.Egyptian authorities have reportedly forced the families of those killed in the square to sign documentation that their loved ones died of natural causes, in an attempt to keep an official death count low.please check here for more details.
Protests also erupted on Wednesday in the canal city of Suez and the central city of Qena, the northern city of Port Said and Assiut and Aswan in the south, as well as in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya and the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
On Tuesday night Egypt's Interior Minister was instructed by the Acting Prime Minister Essam Sharaf not to use force against demonstrators under any circumstances.
Earlier on Tuesday,Abul-Ela Madi, the leader of Al Wasat (Center) Party had announced that the Egyptian political forces agreed with the leaders of the military junta to the formation of a national salvation government. They also agreed that presidential elections would be held in the first half of 2012.
Field Marshal Tantawi accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and his cabinet.In the meantime Tantawi said that the ministers will continue to work until the formation of a new government.