Egypt’s Minister of Defense joins protesters in Tahrir Square

Mohamed Tantawi, Egypt's Minister of Defense, has been seen with the protesters in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.

Tantawi in also Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

Just beforehand, two F16s flew low over the square, where mass protests have continued for a sixth day. Some protesters in the square believe the flights are intended to disperse them, but are saying they are not scared. Despite the dramatic noise made by the planes, they say they remain committed to the protest.

Helicopters have been circling since the morning.

According to Al Jazeera, there are about 10,000 people currently in the square, despite today's 2PM curfew. People are being searched by the army as they enter the square, and people with cameras are not allowed in.

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