Discussion in 'General Global Topics' started by WillowTree, Jan 28, 2011.
I hope any Americans over there get the hell out.
Reason does not alway's prevail.
Overnight in Egypt, the government shut down the vast majority of Egypt's Internet service, only allowing a network used by the stock exchange and most banks to stay live. Text message services were shut down in an effort to disrupt protest organization and all cell phone service was ordered shut in select locations according to Vodafone, one of Egypt's two main cellphone companies. There were reports of hundreds of activists detained by the police.
Our correspondent Kristen Chick made her way through billowing clouds of tear gas and thousands of protesters to a Cairo landline to phone in a report this morning on what she's seeing. She says the protesters, many of whom are participating in a demonstration for the first time, are calling for the downfall of the regime and refuse to be beaten back. You can read it here:
Egyptians flood the streets, defying police and calling for regime change
Reporters in Cairo said waves of baltageya, plain-clothes thugs allied with state security, were unleashed on the streets. CNN's Ben Wedeman reported on his twitter feed watching a car load of baseball bats being brought into the grounds of the government TV building (some people are still getting internet access via cellphones registered in foreign countries).
There were tens of thousands of protesters, at least, on the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city. Al Jazeera reported that democracy figurehead and Nobel Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei was detained by police, but Al Arabiya was reporting that he and supporters in Cairo were simply penned in by riot police near the mosque in Cairo where they had attended noon prayers.
Egypt shuts down Internet, rounds up opposition leaders as protests start - CSMonitor.com
The US Embassy needs to start evacuating the Americans out.
Definitely nonessential personnel.
It sounds like they are asking for "change".
Hey maybe we can send them Obama.
Mubarrak going to make an announcement soon. Exciting times................I just hope this does not pave the way for the Northern African states leadership to be replaced with whack job Islamic regimes.
isn't Egypt in Northern Africa? Why yes,, methinks it is.
My question is why is the United States supporting this dictator Mubarak?. This is what happens
to dictators who want to hang on to power for 30 years. He should have stepped down a long time ago.
Do these arab leaders know what term limits are.?
America should not support dictatorship governments.
The US supported Mubarak because he kept the peace with Israel, they offered money and he took it.
This is EXACTLY what happens when there is huge economic disparity.
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