Egyptian Protests Enter 11th Day

Friday, February 04, 2011

Egyptian protestors opposed to President Hosni Mubarak detain a government supporter during protests on February 3, 2011 near Cairo'’s central Tahrir Square. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

It's day eleven of Egypt's populast uprising. What began with relatively peaceful demonstrations turned into a standoff between anti-regime protesters and the Egyptian military. Thursday saw a turn for the worse, as violent Mubarak supporters joined the fray bringing with with them clubs, straight razors and Molotov cocktails.

There are reports of security forces and gangs hunting down journalists in offices and hotels. For more, we speak to Ashraf Khalil, reporter for al-Masry al-Youm and Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland.


Ashraf Khalil and Shibley Telhami

Comments [3]

anna from new york

Yes, there is huge difference between Poland and Egypt. More important than the existence of pre-war democratic Poland is the pride the Poles take in much older democratic traditions (preceding the 18th century partitions) and the first European constitution of 1791.

Feb. 04 2011 09:27 AM
simiyu mutaki from NAIROBI-KENYA

Its high time African leaders realised that the people power is more powerful than the gun,and if president mubarak led well in egypt then why the uprising.
he should quit ,let him go by the will of the majority

Feb. 04 2011 12:23 AM

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