Revolution in Cairo

Day-to-Day Feb. 5

Rachel Beth Anderson

Mosa'ab Elshamy (@mosaaberizing)More tents set up in the square as weather might be chilly/rainy tonight. Tahrir feels more like home everyday. #Tahrir
monasosh (@monasosh)Rt now Tahrir sq, a meeting initially started wt 20 has turned into 200 discussing how 2 counter trashing campaign of national media #Jan25

“Army General Hassan Ruweini came to the barricades of Tahrir Square on Saturday afternoon for a listening tour. He wanted to hear from the protesters, and then he wanted them to shut up and listen. 'It's time for life to go back to normal,' he said. 'You can express yourselves without interfering with others.'” Thanassis Cambanis, "In Tahrir Square, A General's Unnerving Visit" (The Atlantic)

VIDEOCNN - Police Attack Cairo Tweeter, Destroy Car
Sandmonkey (@Sandmonkey) According to police sources, about 10,000 people got rounded up in the past 2 days & then released for lack of space in jails. #jan25
Sultan Al Qassemi (@SultanAlQassemi) Al Jazeera anchors on Mubaraks wealth "He won't say that he stole will he?" "The Tunisians asked Interpol to investigate Ben Ali's fortune"

“[The editor-in-chief of the Muslim Brotherhood's English website] criticized allegations and reiterations by some countries that the uprising was Islamic and denounced claims by the Iranian Supreme Leader Mr. Khamenai that the protests are a sign of an Islamic Awakening inspired by the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.” Ikhwanweb: Egypt's Revolution Is a People's Revolution with No Islamic Agenda

“On our way back into a traffic jam, the voice on the state-run car radio station blamed a host of foreign forces for orchestrating the demonstrations that began on Jan. 25. The Americans, Israelis and Iranians are the prime suspects. Our driver seemed to agree that it's true.” Matthew Bell, "Another Visit to the Square" (

“There is a vast repositioning taking place in elite Egyptian politics.” Issandr El Amrani, "The NDP Shuffle) (The Arabist)

Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) Massive line to get in to Tahrir. They are letting ppl in 1 by 1 who have been waiting 3 hours. Demonstration may break out on the bridge
Rowan El Shimi (@Rouelshimi) As soon as prayer finished everyone starts chanting "down with mubarak" can't get over it. #jan25
Nic Robertson (@NicRobertsonCNN)This is most "normal" day in Alex in over a week. Smaller demo at central mosque, none on Corniche. #egypt #mubarak #jan25


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