Violence up in Egypt Protests
The situation in Egypt is becoming more tense and violent as the army makes a show of strength and the people respond with resistance. The following is an excerpt from the BBC news site on the situation. I have also included a video from YouTube for my readers on the violence in the streets of Cairo.
The anti-government protests since Tuesday have demanded that Mubarak leave. It cannot be denied that the people of Egypt want change. Egypt is on the edge of change. Now.
“Tension is mounting in the Egyptian capital Cairo after the military staged an apparent show of strength during a sixth day of anti-government protests. Two air force jets and a helicopter repeatedly flew low over Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the main gathering point for demonstrators.
A column of tanks arrived there only to have its path blocked by protesters.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for an “orderly transition” of power in Egypt. Mrs Clinton told ABC News that Washington wanted to see change that would bring about a democratic government.
“We want to see restraint, we do not want to see violence by any security forces,” she added.
The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen, in Tahrir Square, says there is a mood of defiance among the anti-government protesters there, who are accusing the military of trying to intimidate them.
The arrival of the column of tanks and the buzzing of the square by the jets significantly raised the tension among the thousands of people gathered.”