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Feb 04, 2011 at 03:21pm IST

Egypt's Defence Minister inspects Tahrir Square

Cairo: Egypt's Defence Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and commanders of the Egyptian army on Friday inspected Cairo's Tahrir Square, a media report said.

Thousands of Egyptians are congregating at the square to hold protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Xinhua quoted state Nile News TV reported.

There has been tension since Friday morning at the square, which is the focal point of protests to oust Mubarak. The protesters are determined to force out Mubarak who has ruled them for the past 30 years.

Egypt's Defence Minister inspects Tahrir Square

Thousands of Egyptians are protesting against the Egyptian President at Tahrir Square.

The demonstration turned ugly on Wednesday night following clashes between government supporters and anti-government protesters, leaving eight people dead and over 800 injured.