Hosni Mubarak, the man who held onto power for nearly 30 years in Egypt, ended his presidency and asked the army to run the country on Friday, after 18 days of uninterrupted anti-government protests.
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Board members of Egypt's Suez Canal Trade Union and a group of workers staged a sit-in at the canal's authority headquarter in Ismailia on Tuesday, demanding an increase of their wages.
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The new Egyptian cabinet asked Britain to freeze the assets of Egyptian officials, according to state TV.
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The mass protests which began on Jan. 25 have left 32 police staff dead and 1,079 policemen.
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Egypt's fallen President Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down on Friday, is still in Egypt's Sharm el- Sheikh, Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday, according official MENA news agency.

Nationwide protests broke out in Egypt on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011.

The protesters, mostly young people, began to walk to the Tahrir Square in central Cairo around midday Tuesday, shouting anti-government slogans, amid a heavy riot police presence.

Unemployment, high food prices and poverty are believed to be some of the reasons behind the protests, which were inspired by the recent happenings in Tunisia.

A few days ahead of the unrest, several self-immolation cases took place which were also believed to be attempts to instigate protests against the government.

The demonstration, started peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, turned into violence in the following days.

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