Egypt: Another Day of Chaos

Journalists are rounded up, violence intensifies, Mubarak blames foreigners and video feeds are cut from Tahrir Square. Could this get any worse?

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The Huffington Post reports on today's dramatic and disturbing developments in Egypt:

Protesters and government supporters fought in a second day of rock-throwing battles at a central Cairo square while more lawlessness spread around the city. New looting and arson erupted, and gangs of thugs supporting President Hosni Mubarak attacked reporters, foreigners and rights workers while the army rounded up foreign journalists. 

As bruised and bandaged protesters danced in victory after forcing back Mubarak loyalists attacking Tahrir Square, the government increasingly spread an image that foreigners were fueling the turmoil and supporting the unprecedented wave of demonstrations demanding the ouster of Mubarak, the country's ruler for nearly three decades.

Mubarak is saying he's now ready to go but can't do so, explaining, "If I resign today, there will be chaos." Little late for that one. How about, "If I had resigned a week ago, this chaos wouldn't have started in the first place"?

Read the full story and check for breaking news at the Huffington Post.

 

 

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