Protests draw Egyptian army into street
Blood streams down the face of a protester after a clash with police early Wednesday in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
June 29th, 2011
10:40 AM ET

Protests draw Egyptian army into street

Egypt's army came out of its barracks Wednesday to protect the Ministry of the Interior during anti-government demonstrations in Cairo, with hundreds of soldiers and armored vehicles on streets around Tahrir Square.

The confrontations began when a planned memorial for people killed in Egypt's revolution this year turned into an angry demonstration against the country's interim military government.

It's not clear that the demonstrators have specific demands, but many Egyptians are angry about the slow pace of change after President Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11 after protests.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    What did the people want free?
    Houses built from the dismantled pyramids?

    June 29, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Diana Hughes

    Mob rule – that is all it can be called. What the heck do they want now? No doubt something against the President. This behaviour is great from those who were going to create the new, dynamic 21st century Egypt once Mr Mubarak stood aside. Where is it? Nowhere to be seen. Things are going from bad to worse. I would have a thousand Mr Mubaraks in power than be governed by this unruly mob who are only interested in causing mayhem and an increase in crime and instability. Mr Mubarak has more political knowledge in his wee finger than this lot have joined as one.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Bertmille

      Looks like mob rule is trying to take hold here as well. Just look at the tea party.

      June 29, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      June 29, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |

      With so many leftovers from the cursed Mubarak regime Diana, what can one expect from corrupt leaders dedicated to the will of Washington? Not much!!! No wonder the people are angry!!!

      June 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Diana, you obviously never spent a day in your life going hungry and have no notion of what it's like to be hungry. If you only knew the plight of the average Egyptian and put yourself in his shoes, you'd quickly change your tune!!!

      June 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |

    actually it was the smell of some fresh cookies some one had baked...

    they smelled so good everyone wanted one but there wasnt enuff...

    June 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |

      I just wish that the idiot who posted under my name above would use someone else's to blog his jokes in here. Enough is enough!!!

      June 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Over there, Alice B. Toklas cookies.

    June 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    @Diana Hughes...Mubarek turned his back on his own people in favor of forming personal alliances with foreign governments and corporations. Mubarek is a greedy old man worth over 100 billion dollars, money he stole from his own people and money he made accepting bribes. Peoples who have been living under the harsh rule of puppet-regimes established by foreign governments and corporations are getting sick of going hungry as their precious natural resources go elsewhwere. They go hungry. Their bribe-taking leaders get fat. Countries that consume these precious natural resources struggle with obesity. 1/2 of the world's people go hungry because their bribe-taking puppet leaders allow foreigners to plunder and take the booty home. Who really is "the Mob"?

    June 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Quite true Philip, quite true. It's too bad that there are ignorant people around to tout this cursed Mubarak who anyone with half a brain knows how corrupt this thugs really is and his henchmen who are still in power are no better, thus the current rioting!!!

      June 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    That's right Dianna. We are part of that "mob". Our constant consumption of resources that we simply cannot afford has placed our own government in a precarious situation: how to go about aquiring these extra natural resources without violating the human rights of others. The world's poor hungry peoples aren't in debt... the world's rich obese peoples are! Somethings gotta give.

    June 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    So the trolls mentally become their victims? How weird fake RuffNutt.

    June 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    I see the cause of the day is obesity. Michelle Obama would be proud.

    @1:49 Cesar:

    I am glad that I am not the only one to see the irony in the trolls crying foul when the people whose names they stole post.
    Weird, indeed.

    June 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    Actually the average Egyptian is better-off financially than the average American. And their minimum wage is a couple of dollars per hour higher than our own. Even people who aren't in the depth's of dispair are upset about how their own government has been nothing but a bribe-taking puppet for years. But yeah, hunger does give a rebellion further impetus for about 3 or 4 days. Then ya kinda gotta eat. he he

    June 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe Moore

    Obama is a puppet of George Soros.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |