egypt violence.jpgHundreds of thousands of Egyptians have poured into Cairo’s Tahrir square for the latest protest calling for Hosni Mubarak’s government to step down.

 

Correspondents say it is the biggest demonstration since the protests began on 25 January.

 

It comes despite the government’s announcement of its plans for a peaceful transfer of power.

 

 

President Mubarak has said he will stay until elections in September.

 

In Tahrir square, attempts by the army to check the identity cards of those joining the demonstration were abandoned because of the sheer weight of numbers.