URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Protesters in central Illinois are joining those across the U.S. who've shown support for thousands in Egypt calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
More than 100 people rallied Sunday outside the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana. Their demonstration came a day after protests and rallies in solidarity in major American cities, including Chicago.
The protests in Egypt have gone on for six days. Up to 10,000 protesters in Cairo gathered in a square where Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei appeared Sunday.
Even after the 4 p.m. curfew, they numbered in the thousands, including families with young children. They addressed Mubarak with their chants of "Leave, leave, leave."
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