Thursday, 3 February 2011

Mubarak’s mob rule

Live blogging: EA WorldView, The Guardian, The New York Times.

BBC News live coverage, Al Jazeera English live stream.

BBC News this morning:
Early-morning gunfire has rung out around Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing several people. Sustained bursts of fire lasted for two hours as anti-government demonstrators tried to stay in control of the square.

Guardian journalist Jack Shenker this morning, tweeting as @hackneylad:
Egyptian doctor in #Tahrir says 7 dead overnight from clashes with pro-Mubarak thugs, reports sniper fire
After seeing Mubarak shut down phone, internet, and train services, and attempt to maintain rule through mob violence and murder on the streets, can anyone still seriously argue that he stands for stability?

No stability for the economy, from Alex Evans at Global Dashboard, Egypt: cash gets scarce as banks stay closed.

Marko Attila Hoare lays it out, Egypt: The West faces another Bosnia moment.

Paging Malcolm Gladwell. Photo © Lauren Bohn.

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