President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak is expected to appear on television soon to address his nation as protests ensnare Cairo and other cities in turmoil.

Demonstrators in Cairo have defied a curfew to protest in the streets and have reportedly engaged in clashes with police and security forces.

The Associated Press has reported that protesters have entered and are occupying the government's Foreign Ministry building.

Meanwhile, in response to the gathering storm of protests and violence in Egypt, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said she is “deeply concerned” about the crisis. She urged both sides of the conflict to exercise caution and restraint.