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January 28th, 2011
11:59 PM ET
January 28th, 2011
09:44 PM ET

Revolt in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

We'll have live reports from Egypt where demonstrators took to the streets again on Friday and the government could be on the brink of collapsing. Though,President Hosni Mubark says he won't step down. Instead he's calling on the rest of his government to step down.

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Filed under: Live Blog
January 28th, 2011
09:13 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Crisis in Egypt

Many Egyptians defied a government curfew Friday night and faced stinging police tear gas as they marched for change.

Many Egyptians defied a government curfew Friday night and faced stinging police tear gas as they marched for change.

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight on 360°, we'll have the latest developments in the crisis in Egypt. At lot is at stake. Egypt shares a border with Israel, it's America's ally and it's the capital of the Arab world. There are a lot of questions unanswered at this hour. Will demonstrators take to the streets again on Saturday? Will the country's government resign?

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 82, addressed his nation on television just hours ago and made it clear he has no intention of stepping down - yet his resignation is what most protesters are demanding. Instead, he's calling on the rest of his government to step down.

"I am absolutely on the side of the freedom of each citizen. At the same time, I am on the side of the security of Egypt and I would not let anything dangerous happen to threaten the peace and the law and the future of the country," Mubarak said.

President Obama called Mubarak shortly after his speech to the people of Egypt.

"When President Mubarak addressed the Egyptian people tonight he pledged a better democracy and greater economic opportunity. I just spoke to him after his speech and I told him he has a responsibility to give meaning to those words, to take concrete steps and actions that deliver on that promise," Pres. Obama said at the White House this evening.

The outrage in Egypt has been building for days. Demonstrators first took to the streets on Tuesday. Then today thousands took part in the unrest. Riot and plainclothes police were joined by the Egyptian soldiers, marking the first time the army was deployed to battle unrest since 1985.

The crowds chanted "Down, Down, Mubarak" in the capital, Cairo. Water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets were used to try to stop the protests. Protesters also filled the streets of smaller cities. Our reporters and camera crews on the scene captured amazing video of the uprising. We'll share it with you tonight, along with several reports.

We'll also look at what this all means for U.S.-Egyptian relations. Keep in mind, the U.S. gives about $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt, second only to Israel. Egypt has also received about $30 billion in economic aid from Washington since 1975. Those figures are from the U.S. State Department.

Join us for our special coverage from Egypt starting at 10 p.m. ET on CNN. See you then.


Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
January 28th, 2011
05:41 PM ET

Protestors swarm Egyptian army vehicle

CNN's Ben Wedeman describes the scene outside a hotel as protesters swarm an army vehicle on a street in Cairo, Egypt.


Filed under: 360° Radar
January 28th, 2011
05:39 PM ET

Video: Who would fill Egypt's power void?

If Hosni Mubarak falls, who might fill the vacuum in Egypt? Would extremists get stronger? CNN's Brian Todd reports


Filed under: 360° Radar • Brian Todd
January 28th, 2011
05:36 PM ET

Tear gas in the air in Alexandria

CNN's Nic Robertson reports with a first-hand look at the tense situation in Alexandria, Egypt.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Nic Robertson
January 28th, 2011
05:32 PM ET

Video: Police fire tear gas at protestors

An iReporter captures video of a protesters clashing with police on a bridge in Cairo while tear gas is fired.


Filed under: 360° Radar
January 28th, 2011
05:26 PM ET

Video: CNN Photog: Camera smashed

A CNN photographer says her camera was taken and smashed while covering Egypt protests.


Filed under: 360° Radar
January 28th, 2011
05:23 PM ET

Video: Bloody reporter describes police attack

BBC's Assad Sawey says he was roughed up by plainclothes officers while covering protests in Egypt.


Filed under: 360° Radar
January 28th, 2011
05:14 PM ET

Beat 360° 1/28/11

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:


A snow figure sits on a bench January 28, 2011 in New York's Central Park. (Credit: AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

Update: Beat 360° Winners:

Staff
Steve Brusk
CNN YouTube debate snowman gets a job, and begins his commute.

Viewer
David D.
After his routine subway ride, Mayor Bloomberg sits, incognito, to observe the city's latest snowfall cleanup effort.

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Beat 360° Challenge


Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
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