January 30, 2011 by staff
Fareed Zakaria, Earlier Sunday, the bands of armed men attacked the prisons around the country, helping to release hundreds of Muslim militants and thousands of other prisoners. As the day progressed, however, the main events bore more resemblance to Woodstock without the music and mud.
Mossa Ayman was among the thousands of demonstrators chanting marching in Tahrir Square. He says he wants the world to know that he and the others are not going rogue on driving the country toward chaos.
“As you can see, there is no disruption,” he said, jostling among crowds of protesters chanted. “People behave.”
Yet the country was on the board:
• The U.S. Embassy in Egypt has recommended that Americans leave the country as soon as possible, while other countries have urged their nationals to avoid traveling to Cairo.
• Leader of the Opposition, Mohamed ElBaradei, urged the appointment of Mubarak, Omar Suleiman, as vice-president of “desperate, desperate” attempt to retain power. He told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that the output of Mubarak is non-negotiable for every Egyptian. ”
• The news network Al-Jazeera has accused Egyptian authorities of trying to “stifle and suppress” open relationships in order to close its hub in New Cairo oversee coverage of the events the country’s massive street.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said the incoming Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday that the government’s first priority should be to restore order in the streets, an Egyptian news agency reported.
Mubarak met with Shafiq and incoming Vice-President Omar Suleiman, and urged the government to implement other policy reforms.
Meanwhile, the government extended the curfew will now begin at 15 am instead of 16 hours from Monday. The curfew will end at the same time of 8 hours the next day, state television.
“This country is falling apart,” ElBaradei told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS, adding that Egypt has entered a transition period, and a government of national unity is necessary for fill the gap and hold “free and fair” elections.
Al-Jazeera reported Sunday evening that the police, who failed to contain the protests during the early days of the Civil War and were replaced by the army, is expected to be redeployed on Monday in urban areas, especially in Cairo Tahrir Square, where tens of thousands of people demonstrated throughout the day.
He also reported that security has been strengthened near the power stations throughout Egypt.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that the U.S. expects that the protests in Egypt will lead to free and fair elections under an “order” transition to democracy “real”.
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