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Riots in Egypt Continue

By: CBS
By: CBS

Thousands of Egyptians are still demonstrating Sunday night in cities across their country, despite a nighttime curfew. So far their demand for Egypt’s president to step down has not been met.

Egyptian government fighter jets roared low over Cairo minutes before a mandatory curfew Sunday, but thousands of protestors remained outside demonstrating into the night.

Opposition leader Dr. Mohamed Elbaradai joined them and echoed their call for President Hosni Mubarak to step down after 30 years in power.

It was a long day of cleanup after looters armed with guns and sticks broke into stores and burned vehicles overnight.

State TV showed what it says are dozens of inmates captured after they broke out of prisons...but many more are still free.

Tanks guarded Cairo’s museum- where the famous king tut exhibit and ancient mummies are on display- after looters tried to storm in Saturday.

The State Department issued a travel warning Sunday for American citizens in Egypt - recommending they leave as soon as possible. Now the US Embassy in Egypt says it's making arrangements to begin flying Americans out on Monday.

Secretary of state Hillary Clinton urged Mubarak’s government to maintain law and order but to protect the rights of peaceful protestors to express themselves.

Clinton says, "What we are focused on now is a transition that will meet the needs of the Egyptian people and that will truly establish democracy."

The military has filled the gap for police forces which are just now returning to the streets.

So far, the armed forces have not cracked down on peaceful protesters who say they won't leave until Mubarak resigns.

President Obama spent the weekend calling foreign leaders about the need to support an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the Egyptian people.


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