Protests continue as tanks roll into Cairo's Tahrir Square
Egyptian Republican Guard tanks are positioned at Cairo's central square.
January 29th, 2011
03:30 AM ET

Protests continue as tanks roll into Cairo's Tahrir Square

Egyptian military tanks surrounded Cairo's Tahrir Square, where hundreds of protesters had gathered on Saturday.Demonstrators chanted "Down with Mubarak" and "We are all Egyptians."

The atmosphere was tense, but people gathered in the square were posing for pictures with tanks and shaking troops' hands.

Tahrir Square, located near many government buildings in the heart of downtown Cairo, has been a focal point for protesters.

Nearby, police fired tear gas on protesters who were pushing toward the country's Interior Ministry.

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  1. Inspector

    Victor Ireland?? What may surprise you is a lot of the Americans that you would quickly and WRONGLY dismiss as unwitting idiots may agree with one or possibly two of your points but then we also know that people like you have an agenda and aren't smart enough to look at the big picture. Try to get beyond your own hatred so you can understand things such as, Strategic importance and trusting that some people can take care of themselves like we are witnessing right now.

    January 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Veritas

    Just tired of policing the world. We need to get out of these other countries and let them fix thier own problems. This will reduce military spending. If we were'nt spending so much over there we could take care of our own problems. just sayin.

    January 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      Why would you say "just saying" when you just said it?

      January 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @huh, it's a phrase many people use, and it is very handy, just saying.

    January 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

    all right who's the troll

    January 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. eric

    Not a troll – a Keebler elf!

    January 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Remember you need only one fool to bring down a nations and the rest to believe him. It happens all the time.

      January 30, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. tony

    Ok ruffnutt why are their two of you

    January 30, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |

      No tony,there is only one of us. The other is a clown trying to be funny. At least,my posts are pertinent.

      January 30, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Your posts at best are rhetoric

      January 30, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @RUFFNUTT..."stop the NWO" you say? How can you stop something from happening, when it's already happened? The entire worlds economy is rule by one single foreign bank that directs the worlds individual federal reserves and central banks, including those located here. Everyone would know about the Bank for International Settlements (what they call themselves nowadays) if only even one of our (D) or (R) administrations would audit the federal reserve/central banks here, or allow an independant audit. But they never have, and probably never will. Int'l borders fall for profit, but not for people. They keep the people divided and rob them daily.

    January 30, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    The entire worlds financial structure is one big worldwide ponzi scheme. And that's a fack, jack! he he

    January 30, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Yipee! this man has taken the blue pill

      January 30, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip helps a conversation to get somewhere if you would identify who "this man that took athe blue pill" is. If you are referring to me, I knew of these things long before spoke of a "blue pill". Where did you first hear of the B.I.S. and the NWO? Probably from that crackpot Alex Jones or his chubby buddy. Right?

    January 30, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Mmmmm, well then, you are certainly middle class. Thank you for sharing your self analysis.

    January 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rachel Corrie

    The tanks rolling as protestors stand arm-in-arm in front of them reminds me of when Rachel Corrie did this in front of Israeli bulldozers. Rest in peace Rachel. I will never forget you.

    January 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    @Mark C...what Egypt has now is "unacceptable" you say? It's been this way for decades! (their government) with full support of our government. Over 2 billion dollars in "aid" per year. Egypt is a very wealthy nation. Their minimum wage is higher than our own! The funding of Egypt's government has not been for humanitarian reasons, obviously. Egypt's citizens are fed yp with their own government being in cahoots with whatt their holy book, the Koran, describes as infifels whom Allah has "cursed". The Koran commands them to "slay them and drive them from the land"...NOT to accept bribe money from them. The Koran identifies Mubarek, who accepts bribes from 'the infidels' as a "Renegade" who must be dealt with harshly. Egypt's citzenry aren't protesting and demanding freedoms like ours, they are going after the Renegade Muslim leaders who have been decieving them for profit.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. tuy can

    Who can guarantee Egypt will be better after Mubarak has gone ? Look at Cuba , North Korea etc ... /.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. 0BAMA illuminati traitor

    The riots in Egypt organized by Obama, Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood
    Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei the Iranian traitor , the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran want to rule Egypt.

    They want Repression of women, prohibition of education, high unemployment, radical Islam as Iran, Somalia and Afghanistan under Taliban rule...

    As James Earl Carter supported Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979, so does today Barack Hussein Obama II... SINCE 1979 USA HELP IRAN TO TAKE CONTROL IN Middle East !

    What is the condition in Iran 1979 before the islamic Revolution and today in:

    Human rights ?
    oppression of women ?
    freedom of expression ?

    Today if woman Wearing Jeans or Without a head covering in Iran she will be Punished...!

    All the Opposition parties in Egypt Agreed to the government's changes and for new elections this year Except the Muslim Brotherhood !

    After some months the Islamic extremists will take the POWER and people will be in worst situation then before...

    Do the people in Iran, Somalia, Afghanistan want the Extremists to rule ?

    February 5, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
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