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Egypt protests mount as US presses Mubarak


CAIRO – Galvanised by the biggest day of protest since their campaign to oust Hosni Mubarak's regime began, Egyptian pro-democracy campaigners attempted to blockade parliament Wednesday.

As speakers blared "Do not be tired. Do not be tired. Freedom isn't free," thousands of protesters remained camped under plastic sheets and the tracks of tanks, clinging to their "liberated" enclave on Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Around a thousand marched on parliament to demand its member's resignation. The protest was peaceful, and government troops secured the building, but the marchers swore they would not leave until the body was dissolved.