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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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  1. Arthur Edwards

    The US fails to learn from history. It supported oppresive regimes in latin america and when the US allies fell, so did the prestige and "friendship" shared. Now we support oppresive regimes in the Middle East, repeating the same error. We will be making a lot of enemies in the next few months.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  2. Sean Ulczycki

    The real question is. Will the military give up it's leaders? If they stay loyal and the government can stay calm, I feel this could burn out..

    BUT.. if the government panics and/or the military give drop their arms then I feel the government will topple..

    January 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  3. allison

    I hope egypt can get peace and stability.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  4. Emily

    @Megan & Jo Ann
    It doesn't sound like Mubarak is going to get much time at all by telling the people that he's changing the government. Plus, he may lose even more support by doing that.

    @Starr,
    Obama being a great communicator, I think his emotions really spoke louder than his words in that speech.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Emily, "I hope that both Ben Wedeman & Nic Robertson are safe there..."

    I agree. I also heard that Ivan Watson was headed to Cairo but he tweeted that he wasn't sure they could land there. Haven't heard anything further on that.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nichole- i appreciated your post re: "freedom" of speech. You make an excellent point about Wikileaks.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone, sorry I'm late. I am heartbroken about the protests in Egypt, it is a beautiful area there and rich with history and it is really sad that the people teher still do not have certain freedoms that they deserve

    January 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  8. Tom

    Thank you Peter Bergen for finally preaching some sense about the Muslim Brotherhood. I think the fears that the MB is going to take over Egypt are way overblown.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Andre....
    I have heard right now 15 people died during riot/ protests...........

    January 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, "This looks a lot like the Iranian Revolution where the Shah was disposed and the ayatollahs took over."

    I agree, and it looks like Mohamed ElBaradei might be the obvious successor.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  11. dianna mac

    also, if you drive south of cairo you just see miles of polluted canals and people eking out a living from growing a few vegetables. egypt has a glorious ancient history. lets all hope the people have both freedom and progress.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  12. Sharon Hastings

    It does certainly look like a revolution and one that is gaining more strength by the minute. It seemed like it happened so quickly and I was never sure what started it?

    January 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    JoAnn,
    Yes, Ben Wedeman is doing great cover story in Egypt...... I agree.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  14. Karen, MN

    I find it sad that there is so much devastation in the world when we could be focusing on peace. I guess we all need to be heard.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  15. Nicole The Netherlands

    @ Charlie, yep, freedom of speech is a good thing.
    But not if a government doesn't like it.'
    The U.S. government managed to shut down all possibility of donating to wikileaks..

    January 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  16. André Pedroso

    Hi, Mr. Anderson, can you you confirm the last account of deaths?

    January 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    I hope that both Ben Wedeman & Nic Robertson are safe there...the heat must be awful; sounds like the government (or army) is scared, and lots of very angry Egyptians. I hope that nothing really awful happens.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  18. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    This looks a lot like the Iranian Revolution where the Shah was disposed and the ayatollahs took over.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  19. Sharon

    What sparked the revolt in Egypt? Sorry for the oblivious question.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily,
    I am sure that President Mubarak asked the government to be resign unfortunately that people are so angry about the economy right now.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Emily, "So Pres. Mubarak is throwing his government under the bus, hoping that this will make the people happy?!"

    I think Mubarak is just trying to buy time with that promise.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  22. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank God the Egyptian people have Land Lines.

    I think the social media needs to be opened again ASAP.

    @Emily – i agree with you re: Obama "biting his tongue" –

    Hopefully the Egyptian people want to become part of the global community in peace.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  23. ralph

    it was reported by richard engel of nbc news that the tear gas cannisters that were used on the civilians were manufactured in the usa and that the people in the street are aware of it. this could turn real ugly for the usa. thanks

    January 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  24. Emily

    How did President Hosni Mubark "humiliate" the people of Egypt?

    January 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Ben Wedeman has been doing great reporting from Egypt. He has been tweeting about it all along. It is a great minute by minute accounting of how it is going down.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  26. CHARLIE

    if similar incident happened in the US you can be sure that internet would be shut down there as well.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  27. CHARLIE

    If a democratic regime evolves in Egypt one can hardle expect it to be sympathetic to the US who prefer US loyal dictatorships outside the US.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The freedom of speech is golden. People of all need a voice, but there must not be violence on either side.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  29. Emily

    So Pres. Mubarak is throwing his government under the bus, hoping that this will make the people happy?! Do the people of Egypt have a problem with them too?

    January 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  30. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson AC360 Team, Emily, Jo Ann, Starr, Megan, Sharon, Heather, Gloria, Mike, David and Bloggers.

    Looking forward to the coverage of the situation in Egypt
    Vodafone and all other mobile suppliers cut off services after they were asked to by the Egypt government..

    January 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, David G, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie,) Lori, (Adelaide,) BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thank God It's Friday Night!!!!
    Couldn't wait forward this weekend!

    There is breaking news, Egypt have big problem right now, there are so horrible situation right now, The protesters want president Marbark out of office, now he won't step down.....

    January 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Adriana

    Hi, Anderson. Watching the crisis in Egypt made me remember a similar situation in Romania 20 years ago. Almost 2000 people died there in the streets demonstrating peacefully to end a dictatorship...It was right after the fall of the Berlin wall and a wind of change was gojng through the Eastern Europe. Clearly a wind of change is going through middle east. I hope the people wkll be safe there and the willing of the people will prevail.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  33. dianna mac

    in egypt last year. remember man south of cairo near memphis who spoke of how expensive it was to buy clean water and pay for his daughters to go to school. this man made a living by following tourists and selling necklaces made of camel bones.he said they had no way to get mubarak to listen to them.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  34. lisal -canada

    i have been watching the events off and on all day as various information comes in – am finding this absolutely fascinating

    the reporting from ben and nic has been captivating coupled with the accompanying history and analytical information – this IS quite historical

    January 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  35. CHARLIE

    The US has supported corrupt regimes from central America, SE asia, middle east and Africa for decades. Supporting them simply increase the crisis when it eventually happens. And then usually we end up wiht an anti-american regime rather than a neutral one.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Helen

    We have been supportive of Mubarak for 30 years, I guess something got to give now. I hope it works out well for all party involved.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Karen, MN

    I guess I missed what was happening in Egypt. It looks like a wild mess.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Mubarrak controls the Army. He's not going anywhere.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Emily

    I think President Obama sounded very frustrated when he was making that speech. It's the first time that I've heard it, and it sounded like he was 'biting his tongue', to say the least.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  40. Nader

    It started out peaceful in cairo. but now people are looting

    January 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360. An amazing night in Egypt!

    Hello, Nichole, Nancy, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Samantha, Nina, Sharon, Heather, ....everyone.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson and everyone,

    Happy Friday!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Lori

    Hello Anderson. Hi Everyone!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. This is escalating in a frightening way. An amazing number of people on the streets! I hope there is a peaceful end to this.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Emily

    Wow...look at all those people, and Friday is their "prayer day" in the Muslim world. This is very serious. These protesters mean business.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  46. CHARLIE

    One more of America's allies tries to move away from dictatorship.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi–Happy Friday. I'm glad to see you are covering the crisis in Egypt. It is alarming to watch because of the intensity of the crowds–and the uncertainty of it all.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Helen

    Hello Anderson, Isah, and the rest of AC 360 team.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, Nina & Bloggers.
    Looking forward to the coverage of the uprising in Egypt.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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