Uproar In Egypt

1 Feb

Egyptians Rail Againt the Egyptian Government’s Injustices
Their Weapon? The Social Network

The Egyptian Army announced Monday for the first time that it would not fire on protesters, even as tens of thousands of people gathered in central Liberation Square for a seventh day to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

The extraordinary announcement — delivered on state TV with no elaboration by the Army’s official spokesman — declared that “freedom of expression through peaceful means is guaranteed to everybody.” Yet, coming from a government dominated by former military officers, including Mr. Mubarak, it raised as many questions as it answered.
From the New York Times, for the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/world/middleeast/01egypt.html?_r=1&hp

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