CSM: “Inspired by Tunisia, Egypt’s protests appear unprecedented”Posted: January 25, 2011
Good afternoon everyone. I wanted to put up a quick thread of the headlines and developments coming out of Egypt so we have a place for us to discuss and keep adding more links as they become available. It’s a true shame that Obama’s upcoming SOTU is driving so much of the news coverage today, not to mention a convenient distraction since “power to the people of the Middle East” doesn’t exactly fit the Western media’s narrative. Take a look at what is going on–it is simply incredible.
Looks like censors are hard at work trying to stop the twitter revolution:
Heredict.org is tracking the reports of twitter outage in Egypt today (H/T Minkoff Minx who found the heredict.org link via the AFP’s report on the twitter blockage)
Another good place to check for updates: Ahram online
via the WaPo link above — “Live updates: Opposition groups protest on Police Day… Ahram Online will be posting updates about planned protests by opposition activists in Cairo and elsewhere”
Also, some links on Lebanon’s Day of Rage…
Guardian: “Lebanon protesters clash with army over new Hezbollah-backed PM… Supporters of previous prime minister, Saad Hariri, clash with troops and burn tyres as Najib Miqati assumes office”
Guardian: “Lebanon’s ‘day of rage’ – in pictures”
And, on Tunisia…
LA Times: “Key diplomat says U.S. approves of Tunisia revolt… Jeffrey D. Feltman, assistant secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs, says Washington has offered Tunisia ‘whatever support is appropriate and requested’ in conducting a nationwide election.”
Update –Video on Cairo protests posted on youtube by Al Jazeera English a couple hours ago:
Update 2 — see the twitter/live tweet section above. I added some links.