One week after the unprecedented popular uprising began in Egypt, more than two million people descend on Tahrir Square in Cairo, defying the military curfew, to demand regime change in the country.
The Egyptian army has declared they will not use force and have recognized the "legitimate grievances" of the people. Sharif Abdel Kouddous, senior producer at Democracy Now!, reported live from Tahrir Square at 8:15am Eastern Standard Time. "I am standing in an ocean of people ... They are demanding with one voice for the President Mubarak to step down," Kouddous says.
He discussed the community neighborhood checkpoints, the actions of the military in the demonstration, and relates stories from a myriad of interviews he has conducted with Egyptians on the streets.