Egypt crisis: Death toll at 11, health ministry says; 916 injured
Demonstrators continued to gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square Saturday morning in defiance of a government-imposed curfew.
February 4th, 2011
10:25 AM ET

Egypt crisis: Death toll at 11, health ministry says; 916 injured

Read full coverage of the unrest in Egypt updated continually by CNN reporters worldwide. Send your photos and video to iReport and see CNN in Arabic here. See also this strong roundup of timely, insightful views on the wave of upheaval in the Arab world.

[Update 5:05 a.m. in Cairo, 10:05 p.m. ET] CNN is broadcasting from a hidden location in Cairo amid threats against journalists. CNN freelancer journalist Ian Lee reports that sporadic gunfire around Tahrir Square subsided around 2:30 a.m. in Cairo. The Army fired the shots in the air in an effort to disperse pro-Mubarak protesters trying to breach the lines separating them from anti-government activists lingering in the square in defiance of a government-imposed curfew, a source tells Lee.

[Update 4:30 a.m. in Cairo, 9:30 p.m. ET] A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, told CNN's John King that his organization will not participate in Egypt's general election now planned for September. He said that any talks regarding Egypt's future should only take place after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak steps down.

"We are not looking for any power at all," Essam el-Erian said.

[Update 3:55 a.m. in Cairo, 8:55 p.m. ET] Egypt's one small nuclear reactor, used primarily for medical research, has been shut down and is now secure, a U.S. State Department official said. Egyptian soldiers have been deployed to the Nuclear Research Center in Inshas, an area about 40 miles from the scene of the worst protests in Cairo, according to the official.

[Update 4:30 a.m. in Cairo, 9:30 p.m. ET] Ammar Sherie is a renowned musician. Naguib Sawiris made billions in the telecom business. Veteran diplomat Amre Moussa is the Arab League's secretary-general.

These three and 16 other Egyptians have put their heads and hearts together to form the "Committee of the Wise," a group of independent elite that wants to be at the table during crucial government transition talks.

The committee late Friday called on protests to continue at Tahrir Square every Tuesday and Friday until President Hosni Mubarak "resigns and makes true the demands of the people."

Mubarak, who has led the African nation for three decades, said he has no intention of stepping down until September, when his term ends. But 11 days of bloody protests and high tension have offered no assurance
of that outcome.

[Update 3:30 a.m. in Cairo, 8:30 p.m. ET] Five human rights activists - including two from Amnesty International and one from Human Rights Watch - were released Friday by Egyptian military police, the two groups said in statements. They were among some 35 people - including international reporters and Egyptian lawyers and activists, some of whom remain in custody, according to the two groups' statements - detained on Thursday at the Hisham Mubarak Law Center in Cairo.

[Update 3:00 a.m. in Cairo, 8:00 p.m. ET] Protesters in Iraq took to the streets again Friday, showing solidarity with popular demonstrators in Egypt that they say inspired them to publicly voice concerns about their own government.

[Update 2:45 a.m. in Cairo, 7:45 p.m. ET] The Egyptian government viewed U.S. President Barack Obama's statement Friday as very "positive," according to an official under Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, saying that it "clarified innuendos" that had left a lot of ambiguity as to how the White House sees events in Egypt. The Egyptian official said the remarks about Mubarak's objectives create a better atmosphere for a transition.

[Update 2:18 a.m. in Cairo, 7:17 p.m. ET] iReporter and bookstore manager Dax Bennett Roque took these pictures at today's "Day of Depature" rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square, capturing the protest calling for President Hosni Mubarak's resignation from various angles.

[Update 2:00 a.m. in Cairo, 7:00 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama condemned the attacks on journalists in Egypt Friday amid mounting criticism that President Hosni Mubarark is orchestrating the violence to suppress international coverage of bloodshed by pro-government operatives against peaceful protesters.

"We continue to be crystal clear that we oppose violence as a response to this crisis," Obama said. "We are sending a strong, unequivocal message: Attacks on reporters are unacceptable. Attacks on human rights activists are unacceptable. Attacks on peaceful protesters are unacceptable."

[Update 1:00 a.m. in Cairo, 6:00 p.m. ET] Protesters in the United States upset with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gathered in New York City's Times Square Friday, demanding the embattled leader resign.

[Update 12:00 a.m. in Cairo, 5:00 p.m. ET] An Egyptian military spokesman said on state-run Nile TV that the curfew imposed across Cairo and beyond would extend from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. This is a shorter span than had been imposed previously, with the curfew once going from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. The government order has not appeared to keep anti-government demonstrators, as well as those favoring President Hosni Mubarak's regime, from hitting the streets.

[Update 10:52 p.m. in Cairo, 3:52 p.m. ET] A video circulating on YouTube shows what appears to be a white diplomatic van running over people in a crowd.

The video is dated the 28th of January and shows the van running over protestors in a street that appears to lead to Tahrir Square.

The U.S. State Department is very aware of the video and they are checking it out, says spokesman P.J. Crowley. He said it is possible it was a U.S. Embassy van stolen during the recent unrest.

[Update 10:25 p.m. in Cairo, 3:25 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama said the transition to a new government in Egypt "must begin now" in order to address the grievances of the Egyptian people. He also reiterated his opposition to the use of violence against protesters and members of the press.

Obama said it is his understanding that discussions between the government and the opposition have started. Negotiations must "include a broad represenation of the Egyptian opposition," he said. "The entire world is watching."

[Update 9:56 p.m. in Cairo, 2:56 p.m. ET] White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday the administration remains unsatisfied with the pace of change in Egypt. Change needs to begin in a "real and concrete and legitimate way," he told reporters.

[Update 9:48 p.m. in Cairo, 2:48 p.m. ET] Opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei told CNN Friday that he is willing to run for president "if people want" him to and if Egypt becomes a "democracy based on social justice." ElBaradei declined to elaborate when pressed on whether he planned to seek the presidency.

Catch more of the exclusive interview with Mohamed ElBaradei Friday night on "Parker Spitzer" at 8 ET.

[Update 8:48 p.m. in Cairo, 1:48 p.m. ET] The death toll from the violent clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square has reached 11, Egypt's Health Ministry reported Friday. The ministry earlier said 916 people were injured during the clashes Wednesday.

[Update 8:18 p.m. in Cairo, 1:18 p.m. ET] Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq says compromises are key as the country pursues dialogue with opposition groups. Shafiq says opposition forces are helping Egypt "correct its path."

[Update 7:14 p.m. in Cairo, 12:14 p.m. ET] Authorities have no word on the whereabouts of three French journalists and a French researcher in Egypt, according to France's Foreign Ministry. The journalists work for Le Figaro newspaper and Magneto Presse, and the researcher is employed by Amnesty International, it said.

[Update 6:28 p.m. in Cairo, 11:28 a.m. ET] A security force accompanied by a "gang of thugs" stormed the office of the Muslim Brotherhood's news website Friday and arrested the journalists, technicians, and administrators who were present, the group said on its website. Eyewitnesses later saw those arrested taken to the headquarters of the nearby Interior Ministry, the group said.

[Update 6:02 p.m. in Cairo, 11:02 a.m. ET] Eyewitnesses tell CNN correspondent Ivan Watson that pro and anti-Mubarak protesters are fighting running battles close to Talaat Harb Square, one-third of a mile (0.5 kilometer) from Tahrir Square. CNN has not independently confirmed the report.

[Update 5:29 p.m. in Cairo, 10:25 a.m. ET] Contrasting tweets sent one minute apart by two CNN correspondents in Cairo:

Arwa Damon: Outside of square situ very tense, we has 2 B very subtle 2 film, small pro-mubarak grps gathering. "Life" at near standstill

Ben Wedeman: Stuck in friendly crowd of 500 waiting to get in to tahrir

[Update 5:25 p.m. in Cairo, 10:25 a.m. ET] Tens of thousands of Egyptians protesting in Cairo's Tahrir Square cheered an announcement on state television Friday that the public prosecutor had frozen the assets of the country's trade minister and imposed a travel ban on him.

[Update 5 p.m. in Cairo, 10 a.m. ET] A communique from the European Council, a conference of the leaders of 27 countries, called on Egyptian authorities "to meet the aspirations of the Egyptian people with political reform, not repression." "All parties should show restraint and avoid further violence and begin an orderly transition to a broad-based government," the communique read. "The European Council underlined that this transition process must start now."

[Update 4:22 p.m. in Cairo, 9:22 a.m. ET] About 5,000 people have been injured since the unrest in Egypt began, Egypt's health minister told the Al-Arabiya network on Friday.

[Update 4:08 p.m. in Cairo, 9:08 a.m. ET] Egypt's health minister told state TV Friday he plans to go to Cairo's Tahrir Square, check on the huge crowd and coordinate efforts with the country's military.

[Update 3:37 p.m. in Cairo, 8:37 a.m. ET] Navi Pillay, the U.N. human rights chief, said on Friday there must be a "transparent and impartial" probe into whether the violence in Egypt was planned.

[Update 3:16 p.m. in Cairo, 8:16 a.m. ET] About 35,000 people have taken to the streets Friday in the Egyptian city of Suez, a spokesman for opposition leader Ayman Nour told CNN.

A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at state security headquarters in the Egyptian Sinai town of El Arish, a government official told CNN Friday. The official, who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak about the incident, said the strike caused a fire but there were no casualties.

[Update 3:02 p.m. in Cairo, 8:02 a.m. ET] The spokesman for Al-Azhar University, the prestigious center for Sunni Muslim education in Cairo, told CNN Friday he has resigned from his position and joined the anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square.

[Update 2:53 p.m. in Cairo, 7:53 a.m. ET] Amre Moussa, the Arab League's secretary-general and a veteran Egyptian diplomat, joined protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, state-run Nile TV reported. Time magazine has described him as "perhaps the most adored public servant in the Arab world."

[Update 2:45 p.m. in Cairo, 7:45 a.m. ET] Alan Fisher, an Al-Jazeera correspondent, sent a Twitter message saying "thugs" had stormed and trashed the network's Arabic office in Cairo.

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the Egyptian government has failed to meet the "aspirations" of its people for a "credible" transition, the BBC reports via Twitter.

[Update 1:44 p.m. in Cairo, 6:44 a.m. ET] The U.S. State Department says it has no evacuation flights from Egypt planned for Friday.

[Update 12:49 p.m. Friday in Cairo, 5:49 a.m. Friday ET] More protesters gathered Friday at a mosque in central Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city. Writings on the walls leading to the mosque include "Pharaoh's last day," "leave us alone old man" and "game over."

The streets leading to the Al Kaed Ibrahim mosque were packed as a sermon began for midday prayers.

Pro-Mubarak groups were notably absent from Tahrir Square, where they clashed with anti-government protesters earlier this week.

Pro-government supporters are gathering at a mosque in Cairo for a "day of loyalty." Anti-government demonstrators are calling Friday for a "day of departure" and "day of farewell."

[Update 11:55 a.m. Friday in Cairo, 4:55 a.m. Friday ET] Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said Friday that the uprising in Egypt is a blow to U.S. policies in the region, Iran's state media reported. "The people of Egypt, if they are able to push this through, this will be a defeat for the U.S.," he said.

[Update 11:10 a.m. Friday in Cairo, 4:10 a.m. Friday ET] Anti-government protesters beat drums, played music and chanted slogans at Tahrir Square, which has become ground zero for demonstrators demanding an end to Mubarak's three decades in power.

Military forces freed 18 journalists "captured by thugs and took them to a safe place," state media reported.

Egypt's defense minister is on his way to the square with some senior military officials, state media reported.

[Update 10:00 a.m. Friday in Cairo, 3:00 a.m. Friday ET] The Egyptian government's official figures on the number of people injured in unrest has climbed to 896, the country's health minister told state media. Eight people have been killed, he said.

[Update 9:17 a.m. Friday in Cairo, 2:17 a.m. Friday ET] Demonstrators had stacked piles of rocks Friday throughout Cairo's Tahrir Square, where a large number of people had already gathered by 9 a.m. (2 a.m. ET). Troops surrounded the area, and anti-government protesters manned their own security checkpoints. Anti-government demonstrators have dubbed Friday "Day of Farewell" and "Day of Departure" and planned large protests that they hope will prompt Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

[Update 6:56 a.m. Friday in Cairo, 11:56 p.m. Thursday ET] Egyptian authorities had stepped up security around Cairo's Tahrir Square early Friday morning, with additional troops in riot gear carrying automatic weapons and blocking the nearby October 6 bridge, CNN's Thomas Evans reported.

Troops have detained some people leaving the square, pointing guns at them and forcing them to lay on the ground.

Anti-government demonstrators have dubbed Friday "Day of Farewell" and "Day of Departure" and planned large protests that they hope will prompt President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

[Update 4:50 a.m. in Cairo, 9:50 p.m. ET] National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday night that U.S. officials have discussed with Egyptian officials "a variety of different ways" in which a new government could take shape. But Vietor stressed "all of those decisions must be made by the Egyptian people."

Also, a senior official in U.S. President Barack Obama's administration knocked down a New York Times report that the Egyptians and Americans were near consensus on a specific proposal.

[Update 4:47 a.m. in Cairo, 9:47 p.m. ET] Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman says blame for some of the unrest in Egypt goes to the media.

"I actually blame certain friendly nations who have television channels, they are not friendly at all, who have intensified the youth against the nation and the state," Suleiman told state-run Nile TV. "They are actually continuing. They have filled in the minds of the youth with wrongdoings, with allegations, and this is unacceptable."

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  1. Micheal

    EVERYONE MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO. IT SHOWS A POLICE CAR IN CAIRO HITTING AT LEAST 50 PROTESTERS AND WOUNDING OR KILLING SOME OF THEM. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScUlVXD_1PQ

    February 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NedNews1

    Cairo (shocking Video)
    A police van running over people!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Nednews1?feature=mhsn

    February 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. An Egyptian

    You have been showing us a small part of the facts, I see thousands of people in El Tahrir Square. Egypt's population is 85 million, even if there is 5 millions in the street which has never been the case, where is the rest of the people. I am Egyptian, I have been watching many other Arabic channels that gives me the full picture of the story. Most Egyptians cried when they heard Mubarak's last speach and I was one of them. 99% of Egyptians agree that Mubarak can stay until the end of his term. The 1% you see in the street demonstrating are mostly Muslims brotherhood that don't care much about the country, but they are more than happy to destroy it and the media is not smart enough to recognize that. Mubarak is the best president in the MIddle East and no one can deny everything he did for our contry. He never sent anyone to attach the demonstrators as you mentioned, but eyewitnesses informed that Muslim brotherhood were throwing bombs on the demonstrators from the top of the buildings as they know the media will say it was Mubarak who sent his people to do so. Try to collect your facts from different sources so you don't misguide the audiance. There is freedom and democracy in Egypt, but after Mubarak leaves I don't think there will be anything but Muslims brotherhood making everything ugly in my country. Try to show the full truth to the world not 1% of it.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Love Egypt

      Couldnt agree more! I have the same exact opinion..hope egyptians understand whats coming next if Mubarak leaves now 😦

      February 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marwa

      Mr Egyptian, I bow to your comment. I am one of the people that cried for this man. I did not forget that for the 30 years he ruled we lived in peace and were safe. I did not forget his heroic history, and i respect the fact that regardless of all the oppositions he is facing, he is still standing strong taking a hit after the other and did not run away. Reform was necessary, but what is happening in Tahrir Sq right now is immature and unreasonable, and should be ignored. Those people are not representing the 80 million Egyptians in egypt or the ones living abroad. Media should stop magnifying it.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quatchi

      To Mubarak's Crony,

      You are a disgrace to the human race.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • egyptgirl

      YEAHHHHHH
      COULDN'T AGREE MORE.

      February 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • cb1111

      We are praying for all of you. Mubarak would have been able to make a stronger case for stability and staying if the peaceful demonstrators and the media were not being attacked by groups that are obviously government sanctioned.

      February 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • sbeheshti

      Exactly right. Like 2009 Iranian election, CNN only was showing Tehran with 100K protesters, Iran is a big country with 70m people. 75% voted for Ahmadyneghad. foreign hands are in this........

      February 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • May

      you are so right .... Respect.

      February 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      THANKS FOR THE INSIGHT!! I BELIEVE YOUR RIGHT.

      February 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pavarti Wasatch

      Walk Like An Egyptian... oh whey oh...

      February 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anouk

      I totally agree with you An Egyptian, I don't need to ad anything more :o))

      February 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pavarti Wasatch

      Slide your feet up the street bend your back
      Shift your arm then you pull it back
      Life is hard you know (oh whey oh)
      So strike a pose on a Cadillac

      February 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bluto

    80% of the Muslims are illiterate?
    Really?
    And that figure stands in stark opposition to the "educated" American public....right?
    In the US the majority of the population believes that the world was created by God six thousand years ago.
    Few Americans believe in evolution.
    And most Americans believe that Saddam Hussein was behind the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      Moden Slavery in USA so obvious from outside.

      February 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • kjcmalakai

      Are you an American? I certainly hope not. By "majority", "few", and "most" do you mean what you think Americans know and/or believe?

      I take great exception to your statement and ask you to present factual evidence.

      Of course, you could just be trolling for responses to your idiotic statement, and if so, you got me. I have a feeling, however, that you're not bright enough to be doing that.

      February 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marwa

      Bluto,
      Always check your source especially if it is from an Israeli Citizen. I feel sorry for him (Mearder). I hope he get some education. Egypt is 95% muslims, 85% of them hold college degrees. Thats only Egypt baby. Probably thats why we have our country, didn't have to steal someone else's.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • EgyptianDodo

      Marwa, just as a slight corrction, and I have been following your replies silently, and agree with all you and Nada have to say actually. Except for one small piece of info. Egypt is 85-90% at best Muslim. The Copts as you and I both can agree are under numbered for certain reason that have no bearing on this argument. But by all records of the Church and the CIA world factbook, Copts account for an easy 10-15% of the population.

      February 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    Whats Dr. House doing there? How'd he get hurt?

    February 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nameste

    The US should have follwed Carters lead on anergy independence. By now we would not need forign oil and we wouldn't have to buy off dictators and have the region hate us.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speedro

      Man, you even misspelled Namaste.....

      February 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • questioning

      You can't make an argument if you can't spell. People are distracted by the stupidity.

      February 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Some guy

    People need to realize that this isn't a Muslim effort but an Egyptian one.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. warren smith

    god will have the last say on what ever happens

    February 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speedro

      Free yourself from the myth of God. Or do you enjoy not having to take responsibility for your own decisions?

      February 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Speedro

    Shouldn't these people be at work? Oh wait, I guess no wonder they are so upset.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ddd3

    "Thug" is now my favorite word. I've embraced it and made it my own. Here I am just voicing my opinion, and some THUGS voice theirs. I hope my THUG boss doesn't kick me off the internet.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Coco

    USA should not be saying publicly that Mubarak must go and to do so tomorrow despite the outcome. He has been a U.S. ally for 30 years, you simply don't do that. It looks low from the part of USA and extremely hypocrite. If Mubarak must go for the better, you speak to him privately and to his military seniors. Let's not be idiots here, Egypt is an Arab nation infested with power-hungry Islamic extremists who have made their presence felt way before this mess; and granted, they too are part of this mess with objectives of their own.

    What is the USA doing talking against Mubarak in the name democracy when the USA itself, not only supported him, but hasn't itself been able to defeat nor neutralize Islamic extremist in Afghanistan nor Iraq in an attempt of such. Guess what Obama, Egypt's government was able to neutralize extremists, neither you nor Bush has, so shut the hell up. USA must work with them, not make echo of the ambiguous populace in the street all to indirectly end up favoring enemies like mere idiots.

    Shouldn't USA had already learned its lesson with Cuba on the cost of being so stupid and two-face?

    Plus, let's be real, all those people rioting don't even amount to 2% of the nations population, a nation of 80 million, (and now they can all riot given the chaos) why is Obama then so quick on supporting and feeding this mess an escalating it to an international manner when he didn't say anything when half of Iran wanted that Islamic retard out of power a couple years ago, they had no support, none. Come on...

    Oh, and Egypt, until you truly scream and denounce with the same fervor your true cancer, Islam and its extremist, you are just playing with fire. Good luck.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speedro

      Maybe because Obama was not in office "a couple years ago". You wrote an OK statement. I hope English is not your native tongue, however.

      February 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • arthurr

      great comment-thank you!

      February 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • questioning

      People were complaining when the US didn't say anything at first, now they are complaining because the US said something. Damned if you do, damned if you don't! You must think the US has huge influence over these issue, I personally think the cards will fall how they will fall. Egypt needs to heal itself and stop thinking the US is going to anything to truly influence anything.

      February 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ed

    I think the government will suddenly realize they can quell the violence by making possession of rocks a felony.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John USA

    Americans stand by the aspirations of the Egyptian people regardless of their faath !

    February 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bOpMaiNjR

    When Uncle Sam Says Come Home That Also Includes Brave Reporters!!

    February 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • questioning

      Actually US citizens have the right to do whatever they want, that is the nice thing about being a US citizen. Hopefully Egypt will share in this right soon as well. Freedom for the world.

      February 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MubarakCouldHaveBeenLIPENGofChina

    I like the following comment so much that I would ask permission to post it again
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    An Egyptian

    You have been showing us a small part of the facts, I see thousands of people in El Tahrir Square. Egypt's population is 85 million, even if there is 5 millions in the street which has never been the case, where is the rest of the people. I am Egyptian, I have been watching many other Arabic channels that gives me the full picture of the story. Most Egyptians cried when they heard Mubarak's last speach and I was one of them. 99% of Egyptians agree that Mubarak can stay until the end of his term. The 1% you see in the street demonstrating are mostly Muslims brotherhood that don't care much about the country, but they are more than happy to destroy it and the media is not smart enough to recognize that. Mubarak is the best president in the MIddle East and no one can deny everything he did for our contry. He never sent anyone to attach the demonstrators as you mentioned, but eyewitnesses informed that Muslim brotherhood were throwing bombs on the demonstrators from the top of the buildings as they know the media will say it was Mubarak who sent his people to do so. Try to collect your facts from different sources so you don't misguide the audiance. There is freedom and democracy in Egypt, but after Mubarak leaves I don't think there will be anything but Muslims brotherhood making everything ugly in my country. Try to show the full truth to the world not 1% of it.

    February 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speedro

      Agreed. You all do not warrant much consideration in the big picture.

      February 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quatchi

      To Mubarak's Crony,

      You are a disgrace to the human race.

      February 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pavarti Wasatch

      All the bazaar men by the Nile
      They got the money on a bet
      Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
      They snap their teeth on your cigarette

      February 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
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