Saturday, January 29, 2011
protesters try to force Mubaraks hand ثورة الياسمين في بر مصر - الجمعة
Egypt sends in army to quell 'open revolt'
CAIRO — Shots were heard in central Cairo on Friday after military units moved in to quell an "open revolt" against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule by tens of thousands of protesters.
Demonstrators were trying to storm the foreign ministry and the state TV building in Cairo, The Associated Press reported. Violent clashes were also reported near the Egyptian parliament.
Television images showed several buildings in Cairo, including the headquarters of the ruling party, ablaze.
Friday saw demonstrations across the country, which continued despite a 13-hour military curfew which began at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET). It initially covered the cities of Cairo, Suez and Alexandria, but was later extended to cover all cities