Al Jazeera calls Friday, January 28 "the Day Egyptians Lost Their Fear."
The news station captured footage from the eastern side of the Nile that showed thousands of protesters crossing over to Cairo via the Kasr al-Nil Bridge and police attempting to ward them off with canisters of tear gas and water canons.
Some people caught the canisters in mid-flight and tossed them into the Nile.
Thousands of ordinary Egyptians from all walks of life defied the riot police, who retreated from the crowd.
The police had tried to ward off protesters for hours. By nightfall, the Egyptian people had taken control of the bridge.