This post has as-they-happen updates on the news from Egypt, where Tahrir Square is filling with what protesters hope will be a million people demanding that President Hosni Mubarak step down and that their nation.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today and continued to defy the government-imposed curfew. A much bigger and potentially violent demonstration is slated to take place tomorrow. President Hosni Mubarak showed no signs of leaving office.
Protesters waving Egyptian flags picketed in front of the Egyptian consulate in downtown Chicago Saturday, calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down amid riots in the country. Protesters along Michigan Avenue chanted, "Hey Mubarak you will see, all Egyptians
Illinois National Guard officials said the 440 Illinois soldiers on a yearlong peace-keeping mission in Egypt have not been seriously affected by the rioting in Cairo and other major Egyptian cities. The Illinois troops aren't able to use commercial communication method
When NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson was on the air from Cairo this morning with Weekend Edition's Scott Simon, Egyptian Army tanks and personnel carriers rolled into Tahrir Square. And anti-government protesters, she said, were riding atop them — cheering and waving to others in the crowd."