Egypt crisis: More danger for protesters?
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators read after waking up from a night spent on Tahrir square.
February 8th, 2011
03:14 AM ET

Egypt crisis: More danger for protesters?

Read full coverage and examine a timeline 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 roundup of timely, insightful views on the wave of upheaval in the Arab world.

[Update 11:33 a.m. Cairo, 4:33 a.m. ET] As protests in Egypt entered a third week Tuesday, the scene in Cairo's Tahrir Square might appear relatively calm. Cameras no longer captured images of Molotov cocktails and chunks of concrete flying through the air. But some say more danger could come.

[Update 8:53 p.m. Cairo, 1:53 p.m. ET] Google executive Wael Ghonim has been released in Egypt, the company announced. "Huge relief - Wael Ghonim has been released. Our love to him and his family," the company tweeted shortly after 8 p.m. in Cairo (1 p.m. ET). Ghonim's Twitter account, which had not had a posting since he went missing January 28, carried a tweet around the same time. "Freedom is a bless (sic) that deserves fighting for it," the tweet said, ending with the hashtag ".Jan25," a reference to the Egypt protests.

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  1. Sarah Palin

    Good morning. I can see Russia through my window.

    February 8, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Barack Obama

    I wish one side or the other would finally settle this so I can chose the winning side !

    February 8, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
    • George Bush

      Imma write a book and go back to Crawford and turn into a celeb baby!

      February 8, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Not choosing, just dealing with whomever is in power. Patients is not your strong point, thank goodness it is OUR PRESIDENTs strong and positively one of his best atributes.

      February 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mubarak

    I am beginning to feel stress. Guess it is time to call it quits and dip into my retirement account, or Swiss accounts-thanks U.S. taxpayers.

    February 8, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Dipupo Sobande

      I don't like you!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bui C. Nelson

    Sarah, Being you can see Russia from your window,take hold of a loud-speaker and remind them that the oil below the Artic Ocean belongs to Canada, just so they do not forget and think of making plans ultimatly wasting their time and effort.

    February 8, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    What a big difference between Iran and Egypt. That Westernized Google executive, Wael Ghonim was released. In Iran, he would have been executed, regardless of the protesters. I hope the next Egyptian ruler is no friend of Iran, doubtful, but possible.

    February 8, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      You got that right Phunnie boy,only the difference being that while the anti-Mubarak protests in Egypt are spontaneous,the Anti-Ahmedinejad protests in Iran were foreign orchestrated by the C.I.A.,the British M-6 and quite possibly the Israeli Mossad. That's the difference.

      February 8, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    What's wrong with you people? Doesn't anyone call in sick and just take the day off. You only have so many sick days; use them or lose them.

    February 8, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. AMERICA 1st

    Sarah for prez, the raghead in the gulag and egypt becomes the 51st state! UTOPIA!

    February 8, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Lindsay Lohan

    I never stole that necklace!

    February 8, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Borrowing without the owners knowledge is still stealing ya Know. Got anything to say about Egypt though?

      February 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dipupo Sobande

      Yes you did!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Barack Obama

    Is they a winning side yet ? I's be hoping someone comes out on top soon so I's can claim I's be behind thems the whole time !

    February 8, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Barack Obama

    Is Michele back at the buffet table again ?!?!? Afta I's finish this cig I's gonna haveta tell her to quit grazing because she bout got all the junks her trunks can hold now !

    February 8, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Dipupo Sobande

      I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar


    February 8, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Amy

    Is there any reason CNN is not covering the absolute mass of protesters in Tahrir Square this afternoon?

    February 8, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. waynebernard

    Unfortunately, unrest in Egypt is just the tip of the iceberg. Most Middle East nations face the same demographic issues as Egypt; a massive number of young people who simply cannot find jobs and are extremely unhappy with their inability to start families or purchase homes. Here is a look at just how desperate the situation is for young and highly educated Egyptians:

    February 8, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. V lee

    What is wrong With our wheater

    February 8, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. Pepou27

    In fact democracy according to the Obama administration is only good for us. Others can wait ... So called "stability" is just a continuation of the regime with minor changes making sure that people remain under dictatorship. Obama has sold the Egyptian revolution and I, for one, will not vote for him again!

    February 8, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Democracy has to came from the people, not another country. To sit on this is the positive and best thing Obama can do. You have to deal with Mr. M because he is the recognized leader at this time. If the people of Egypt finally get to choose a leader he still will have to deal with the leader they choose, not the person the Americans want, but whom we may have to politically have peace with. You are easily swayed. You have to be able to see the end result of the conflict, to impose a difinitive resolve.

      February 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
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