Tuesday Mar 06, 201205:18 PM GMT
Egyptians stage anti-US rallies
Protesters gather in Liberation Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Mon Feb 7, 2011 6:43PM
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Thousands of Egyptian protesters in central Cairo have directed their anger at the United States as they hold Washington responsible for Hosni Mubarak's grip on power.


The Monday evening protests are the latest in a series of multi-million-strong demonstrations against the Egyptian president which have been taking place over the past two weeks, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Many slogans in Cairo's Liberation Square are directed at the US, Israel and France.

People from all walks of life are flooding into Cairo's Liberation Square and many have been spending nights at the square despite heavy military presence.

Also in Alexandria, people have gathered at the city's main square chanting that their revolution will not die.

Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced her support for the embattled Mubarak, alleging that his early exit could raise electoral complications.

Washington is sending warships and other military assets to Egypt. Two US warships have already arrived in the Red Sea, one of which is carrying up to 800 troops.

Officials in Washington say the US is preparing for a possible evacuation of Americans from Egypt. Meanwhile, a US aircraft carrier has been ordered to abort its mission and stay in the Mediterranean.

However, the Pentagon has denied contemplating military intervention in Egypt.

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