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Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have joined a protest underway right now in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.

The NYT:

There were reports that the government was seeking to choke off access to the capital to thwart the demonstrators’ ambitions for their biggest show of strength so far. But the scale of the protest seemed bigger and more tumultuous than anything in the previous week, suggesting that the authorities had been unable to strangle protest at what had been seen by all sides as a potential turning-point.

The crowd offered a remarkable tapestry of Egypt’s many-layered society, from the most westernized to the most traditional, from young woman with babies to old men with canes.

The Guardian's live blog is HERE. Al Jazeera's coverage is here. And their live stream.

Here's a live blog from Enduring America.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

An Al Jazeera report from early this morning:

On the ground footage from today's protest:

An interview with a protester in Tahrir Square yesterday:

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  1. Thank you. I got snowed in because of the weather in Texas. I needed something to watch at 6am and the Al Jazeera live feed was actually very well put together and well done. I hope these revolutions don't just stop in Egypt.

    Posted by: Stephen | Feb 1, 2011 7:46:12 AM


  2. Wonderful, the change much needed is coming. And yes I also watch this live on AlJazeera English, brilliant covarage.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 1, 2011 9:33:39 AM


  3. Be Proud. Walk like an Egyptian.

    The uprising that began in Tunisia as a result of data released by Wikileaks about corruption and Tunisia's neo-colonial relations with the US and EU have spread to Egypt, Yemen and Jordan. They'll spread further.

    At stake is US military hegemony in the region and the outcome of US military operations to protect the zionist colony in Palestine, to create an American colony in Iraq and to extend US domination in the Af-Pak and Arabian Peninsula theatres of war.

    The Obama Administrations despicable wastage of the lives of civilians and GIs to control the regions resources has earned it the enduring hatred of the 'Arab Street', muslim working people, GLBT folks, women and youth from Indonesia to Morocco. Quisling rulers in countries with strong neo-colonial ties to the US, similar to the relationships between the US and Latin America are in for hard times. So are the murdering IDF thugs and their campaigns of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians.

    In Egypt one of the key elements to providing an alternate leadership to islamists and quislings alike coalesced in the formation of the Egyptian Federation of Trade Unions who plan to intervene in today's mass actions with a series of nationwide rolling general strikes. With the trade unions mobilizing the next things to watch for are the creation of anti-US, anti zionist military groups which are secular and democratic instead if islamist and rightist. If the mass uprisings can proceed to dismantle, not reform the old regimes, institute democracy, including socialist economic democracy and create self defense free of the old officer class units things will go very well.

    Lets all wish our GLBT sisters and brothers and all the others fighting for their lives the best of luck today in the mass actions planned in Egypt.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Feb 1, 2011 9:49:04 AM


  4. Al-J English's excellent, through reportage really puts Foxnews to shame. It makes Fox look like drooling retards, or like most or their viewers.

    Posted by: Jane Roe | Feb 1, 2011 10:05:22 AM


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