Mubarak Displays Huge Pair – An Open Thread on Egypt
(UPDATE) Following Mubarak’s speech a large contingent of pro-Mubarak protesters have come out and confronted the demonstrators in Alaxandria with the military trying to keep the two crowds apart.
I’ve been glued to Al Jazeera’s live coverage of Egypt all day long at work today and while the security forces have pulled back in the last several days, Dictator Mubarak himself is not. Only about 30 minutes ago Mubarak addressed the crowds through state television and in the face of a week of unrest, hundreds if not thousands dead, and a military that is ostensibly protecting the right of the Egyptian people to protest Mubarak said he would not step down until after the end of his current term as president. The crowd never let him finish, shouting the broadcast down with calls of “Get Out! Get Out!” So neither the large crowds nor the President appear willing to back down at this point.
If your interested in what is going on, I highly suggest heading over to Al Jazeera. They certainly have the best coverage even as the Egyptian government has revoked their broadcast license and shutdown their Cairo offices.