ElBaradei back home as Egyptians brace for Friday protests
Police in Suez, Egypt, on Thursday battle demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
January 27th, 2011
01:26 PM ET

ElBaradei back home as Egyptians brace for Friday protests

Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian Nobel laureate and opposition leader, is now back in Cairo and plans to join what are expected to be a massive displays of anti-government ferment across the world's most
populous Arab nation on Friday.

"The barrier of fear is broken," ElBaradei told reporters after he arrived in Egypt from Europe on Thursday. "And it will not come back."

The county has been bracing for a huge outpouring of protests after Friday prayers.

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  1. yeah..

    It would be nice if CNN would tell us what the oppositions' politics are. Islamist? Pan-Arab? Socialist? Secular Democratic? It kinda matters to the story.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      Could this situation in Egypt be a move my Extremists? Or has the current government in that country been so corrupt that the people had to do something out of a sense of helplessness. Most revolutions are either religiously motivated or motivated by a very exploited population.
      It troubles me to hear on the news that religious people in that country appear to be motivated to go to prayers in the morning and leave the mosque to commit violence in the streets. I am looking forward to finding out why this has happened.
      Peace be with you all!

      January 29, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Walk like an Egyptian....walk like an Egyptian.......

    January 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      But get rid of Hosni Mubarak,first!!!

      January 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill from Rotonda FL

    Does anyone see some familiar stuff going on here? How bout the Shah of Iran? Brings back any memories?

    January 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |

      It certainly does for me. I well remember what happened in Iran back in 1979 and God willing,the same thing will happen in Egypt as well. These pro-Western,Arab police states have got to go!!!

      January 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Yea, get rid of Hosni, who ever he is, right 10:08 Cesar?

    January 28, 2011 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Yea, get rid of Hosni.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Hi Cesar.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Hi CNN.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Going back to sleep, bye world.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |