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People gather in Cairo's Tahrir sq. despite heavy rains

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 6, IRNA -- Satellite television images show that the number of people gathering in Cairo's Tahrir square has gained momentum despite relentless heavy rain, indicating the people of Egypt have kept their pledges.

Satellite images also show that more families, including children and even infants have joined the people already present in the Egyptian capital's main square.

One of the slogans chanted by the people in Tahrir square was 'we are not fed up, we will remain on the scene.'

Although Egypt's state television broadcast photos of negotiations between opposition representatives and Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, the protesters remained in Tahrir square and army tanks can be seen in Cairo streets.

According to correspondents based in Cairo, soldiers were trying to open new paths to Tahrir square to make the situation back to normal, but they faced resistance of the protesters.

Police did not allow the reporters to take photos without permit.

Egypt's army tried to direct the people to a corner of the square in order to prepare Cairo's main square ready for public use, but people prevented it from doing so.

Many protesters spent Saturday night in front of tanks to prevent them from making progress.

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