The Egyptian cabinet meanwhile have formally resigned in response to the protests, and Ahmed Ezz
, a businessman and senior figure in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) also resigned from his
post as chairman of the Planning and Budget Committee.
Protesters ransacked and burned one of his
company's main offices in Mohandiseen, an area of Cairo.
State media reported on Saturday that some protesters held up posters with a cross marked over the face of Ezz, who is chairman of Ezz Steel.