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Egypt protesters publish paper, start radio

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Opposition activists protesting against Egypt's president of 30 years have started to publish their own newspaper and are setting up a radio station, the editor of the Arabic-language version of the Moscow News said on Friday.

Opposition activists protesting against Egypt's president of 30 years have started to publish their own newspaper and are setting up a radio station, the editor of the Arabic-language version of the Moscow News said on Friday.

Demonstrators who have been protesting since January 25 against the government of President Hosni Mubarak and demanding reform have set up a field hospital, and spend the nights in tents. Volunteers bring in food and water and special brigades clean up rubbish.

"The newspaper is just a single sheet and is called 'Maidan Tahrir' [after Tahrir, or Liberation, Square]," Anbaa Mosku editor Raed Jaber said from Cairo. He added that the opposition needs a radio station to get the latest news to the people.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered on Tahrir Square on Friday, demanding Mubarak's resignation on what they dubbed the Day of Departure. The 82-year-old president said he was worried that his departure would plunge the country into chaos.

The situation is calm at the moment though Arab TV channels have reported a few clashes between protesters and supporters of the president.

The United Nations said at least 300 people had died in Egypt since the protests started. The country's Health Ministry said about 5,000 had been injured.

CAIRO, February 4 (RIA Novosti) 

 

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