Revolution in Cairo

Day-to-Day Jan. 28


benwedeman (@bencnn) Cairo in COMPLETE lockdown. Security everywhere, including special forces. Government once again warning protests BANNED. #Jan25 #Egypt
Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) Egyptian ruling party headquarters on fire, shots heard.

“The battle had gone on for hours on Friday, and the end of the bridge was in sight. Somewhere past the green armored cars and through the smoke was Liberation Square. For miles the protesters had marched peacefully, shouting at balconies for their neighbors to join them. But water cannons and tear gas halted the march, for a time.” Kareem Fahim, "Egyptian Hopes Converged in Fight for Cairo Bridge" (The New York Times)

“Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dismissed his government but gave no sign in a defiant national television address early Saturday that he would be driven from office by widespread protests that have shaken his security forces, killed at least 25 people and left spirals of smoke across the capital.” Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, "Mubarak Promises Reform, but Defends Crackdown on Protestors (Los Angeles Times)

Video28th Jan. 2011 -- Kasr Al Nile Bridge Clashes
Lara Setrakian (@LaraABCNews) What we're watching on the streets of Cairo is a country of people who've been seething for years. Now they've snapped, together. #Jan25
Philip J. Crowley (@PJCrowley) Events unfolding in #Egypt are of deep concern. Fundamental rights must be respected, violence avoided and open communications allowed.

“Later in the evening, an increasingly angry crowd of as many as a hundred thousand gathered again in Cairo's Tahrir Square - youths moved about in an adrenaline daze, shirtless in the January cold, their chests and backs bloody where they'd been struck by rubber bullets and pellets.” Issandr El Amrani, "Why Tunis? Why Cairo?" (London Review of Books)

“Egypt's revolution doesn't have to be Islamic because Islam isn't at the heart of the problem on the ground. In fact, the non-political Egyptian Islam of the last few decades has succeeded in deeply Islamizing Egyptian culture, making Muslim piety interwoven with the everyday rhythms of Egyptian life.” Haroon Moghul, "4 Reasons Why Egypt's Revolution is Not Islamic (Religion Dispatches)

Jon Jensen (@jonjensen) Just came from protest in Giza across from Kasr el-Nil Bridge going in towards Tahrir. 1500-2000 protester near bridge. #Jan25 #Egypt
Jon Jensen (@jonjensen) Police fired tear gas into front of protesters line, around 2 dozen canisters from bridge. Everyone wearing masks. #Jan25 #Egypt
Jon Jensen (@jonjensen) Most Egyptians I talked to in past 2 hours want to know - where are the police? Who is in control of Cairo tonight? #Egypt #Mubarak #Jan25
Adam Makary (@adamakary) LIVE: AlJazeera English Alexandria correspondents: Riot police and protesters appear to sympathize with each other at one protest #jan25


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