Short Egypt Update: Fighting on the Street3 February, 2011, 2:55. Posted by Zarathustra
Tags: Democracy, Egypt, Politics
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From what I understand, there were a bunch of pro-Mubarak protestors coming into the Tahrir Square where the anti-Mubarak protestors after Mubarak said he will not seek for another term in the coming election in September. However, the anti-Mubarak camp was not happy about that, at demand President Mubarak to step down immediate. And oddly enough, some revealed that the pro-Mubarak camp has people who were actually police in disguise.
This is, of course, oddly makes people here in Hong Kong/China remember the event in Tiananmen Square in 1989 (although we are not seeing actual army fighting, rather, a bunch of police in disguise). Indeed, some tweets said it was like a Egyptian Tiananmen Moment. Now, it is at night in Cairo. Just now, a correspondent of Al Jazeera at a hospital in Cairo quote at least 3 deaths at that hospital, and there are gun shots from unknown locations.
In Washington D.C., Robert Gibbs just gave a press conference.
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