Inspired by the events in Tunisia Egyptians have held protests all over the country calling for the fall of the ruling regime. In Cairo protests were reported in Giza, Boolah, Ard al Lewa, Maadi and Downtown Cairo amongst other places. Protests were also held outside of Cairo at Rafah in Sinai, Asyut, Aswan, Alexandria, Mahalla, Tanta, Qina and many other locations throughout Egypt. Here are some images from the demonstrations in Downtown Cairo in Midan Tahrir which attracted thousands of protestors. If members of the media require high resolution copies please contact me at email@example.com
This guy picked up a souvenir; the helmet of one of the riot police.
It was difficult to capture quite how many people were there in one image because they were all over the square but it was easily at least 2 or 3 thousand at its peak before I left around 5:30.
Some of the protestors brought their children with them. A rare scene at protests in Cairo.
This demonstrator is spray-painting the words down with Mubarak (The Egyptian President) on the wall.
As reinforcements for the riot police arrived some of the demonstrators try to stop the trucks carrying them and then trucks sped up and these guys jumped onto the front.
This guy got the shield from one of the riot police and is holding up a V for Victory sign.