95 People Dead in Egypt: Wikipedia

On 29 January, in response to the previous days events, President Hosni Mubarak spoke on national television after midnight local time for the first time since the protests began. He said he had "asked the government to resign and tomorrow there will be a new government," but that he would not be resigning himself. He made no offer to step down himself. He promised to "continue with new steps which will ensure the independence of the judiciary and its rulings, and more freedom for citizens," and that new steps would be taken to "contain unemployment, raise living standards, improve services and stand by the poor". He condemned the violence of the protests, calling them "riots that threaten the system and obstruct the daily life of citizens". After the speech, protestors returned to the streets to demanding that Mubarak resign.

Multiple and widespread protests continued, with protesters primarily calling "Down with Mubarak". Some chants of "the people and the army are one" were also heard, as the position of the army in the course of events continued to be critical but not entirely clear. Around 1-2:00 pm local time, approximately 50,000 people had gathered in Tahrir Square, 10,000 in Kafr-al-Sheikh, and additional protests throughout Egypt. At about 1:00pm a curfew was announced by the army for major cities from 4:00pm to 8:00am. The 6:00pm police curfew the previous day had "almost no effect whatsoever", reported Al Jazeera English, and protesters continue to descend on Tahrir Square.

Protesters were described by reporters as more confident than the previous day and earlier, and even celebratory as they felt they were nearing their objective of the end of Mubarak's presidency, although without any tangible evidence of its happening.

As of 29 January, more than 95 people are known to have died, many or most of them shot, based on body counts at morgues.



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