Featuring the works and commentary of Andrew Bruss

Friday, January 28, 2011

Report: Egyptian police clash with army

Photo courtesy of AP
As we speak, top Egyptian military brass are meeting in the Pentagon, and unconfirmed reports are coming from Al Jazeera  that the Egyptian army is clashing with riot police on the streets of Cairo. Riot police have been brutal in their crackdown on protests, going as far as to shoot live ammunition, causing several deaths.

Although protesters are clearly on the opposite side of the conflict as riot police, the army has been welcomed with open arms. President Mubarak has dispatched the army to impose his curfew but the protesters on the streets are welcoming them as brothers. So far, the army has not seemed interested in violently suppressing protests.

- According to CNN's Fred Pleitgen, protesters at the Information Ministry in Cairo are chanting, "The people and the army, we are one!"

- Delta Airlines has suspended service fo Cairo.

- The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert to Americans in, or traveling to Egypt.

We are all hands on deck over here at andrewbruss.com and will continue to keep you posted as things in Cario continue to unfold.

In the meantime, here's a video of masses of Egyptian protesters forcing back a line of riot police over a Cairo bridge.

No comments:

Post a Comment