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January 31st, 2011
09:46 PM ET

Anderson Reports Live From Egypt: Join the Live Chat

Egyptians are defying a curfew and are still in the streets of Cairo tonight. Anderson gives you an up close look at the uprising tonight on 360°.

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  1. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Karyn- Indiana – I can only imagine the stress you must be under.
    Perhaps you neighbors or community can help.
    Or, you could contact you Fed. Rep. to help you locate and pay for your husband to get home.
    Good luck and best wishes to you and your husband!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @CHARLIE, "The choice has been made over past decades."

    Of course, but Obama seems uncertain about which side to take. He can go against past U.S. policy, but he will have to justify it in some way.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  3. Hazem

    This is a historic moment for Egypt created by the people of Egypt. Mubarak should go and leave behind a transition plan that ensures all Egyptians will enjoy democracy, justice, and freedom. We cannot continue to support dictators. Put your money on the Egyptian people this time!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  4. Jacky

    As a US Egyptian, I am praying for the wellbeing of my family in Egypt and the whole country. God Bless America.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  5. Helen

    Hello Anderson and the AC 360. Yes, I have heard that more things are happening in Egypt and the situations there is getting worser. I do not know what is going to happen next. I heard that the Internet has been shut down, Now, electricity, water supply, phone service , and other things will be shut down as well. I am concern about the "Press" (tv outlet and newspapers that)- international median being shut down. I did heard yesterday that Al-Jazzera's Egypt's bureau was shut down as well as the Arabic channel from Al-Jazzera just because the media outlet was telling the people in Egypt and around the world the truth and was being honest. I do not want any other media outlets to be shut down. Also, President Obama needs to be serious about the crisis happen in Egypt. I do not think he is being serious about this, he is being calm about this. Everyone else from Great Britian, France, Germany, and other places are being serious and stern about this. I hope that the U.S. president stops being calm and peaceful, and knows what is really going on.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  6. Paula, Colorado

    It seems Pres. Mubarak will have to leave for there to be any progress–in spite of the uncertainty.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  7. mohamed ayay

    dear Ac crew,
    The march will start in Tahrir square and they will march down all the way to heliopolis to head to the egyptian presidents house. i got this from my friends in tahrir square and they are also saying that this is the last warning and if he is not out then on friday all the people will fight with their life to get rid of the ruling party..
    There is also rumors that the egyptian government will shut off water and gas supplies to the egyptian people if the demonstrations dont stop,
    i also heard from some friends that the egyptian police have given guns and weapons to their "thugs" , and have asked them to pretend to be protestors and then suddenly start firing at the army troops as to cause the army to shoot back,
    This is what is being said by the people i have contacted there...
    good luck

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  8. Jo-May Ali

    Is the protesting done just in Alexandria and Cairo or is it all over Egypt. My husband is in El-Minya I am concerned for his safety. I have not heard from him since last Wednesday Jan. 26. I am absolutely overwhelmed right now with worry and concerns.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Glenda

    We should congratulate the demonstrators for their courage. Mubarak is a tyrant. We would not tolerate the state of emergency, the brutality, the fraudulent elections. Why should the Egyptians have to suffer? Let's get together with them and be on the right side of history and basic values!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  10. Sue from Syracuse

    Anderson, Great coverage from Egypt. Thank you. Come back home safe! We need you.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  11. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Jo Ann "A leader should be able to make a decision and not straddle the fence."

    Amen. The ability to act decisively is what separates leadership from a follower.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Bloggers,
    You're all right...... President Obama and Secretary of the State are going help them..... they have good point, I hope they don't pick them up their side as well.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  13. Lori

    Jamil, I am sorry to hear about those dire living conditions. These people are incredibly brave. Hopefully, no one will be harmed during the Million Man March.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  14. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Nicole The Netherlands, "Mohamed ELBaradai has lived in Vienna, he is well connected with world leaders, and is willing to take responsibility."

    I like the way ElBaradei called Obama out on his indecisiveness.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  15. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,
    That's what a few were telling me over the weekend. (older people, not sure if it has changed). I was told that everyone knows someone in the Army as all the males must serve.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  16. todd scelza

    i feel that the us goverment should stop supporting a dictator and stand with the people of egypt as they are clearly showing that they only want the same freedom that we here in the us . i believe that the egyptian people dont want any thing else but true peace and stable secure nation and democricy . why dose the us goverment think otherwise, dont they watch cnn?

    January 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  17. Emily

    Hany, don't worry we will all pray for your wife and her safety.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  18. CHARLIE

    @ Jo Ann
    The choice has been made over past decades. The US supports Mubarak. To suddenly change now would just be hypocrisy.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  19. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Anderson, excellent discussion with John King and Robin Wright. Very informative!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  20. Hany

    I don't understand what's left for Mubarak to rule, the whole country is in ruins..

    January 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  21. CHARLIE

    @ Danny
    That is the biggest single potential impact of this outside Egypt. I am surprised about the lack of coverage of that aspect.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  22. Emily

    Sue from Syracuse – you are so right! I agree with you!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  23. Sonia

    Love you Anderson, this is how the real reporter should be, ur place can not be in an office, u r in the right place right now among people uprising in the streets, God Bless you.

    Egyptian woman from NC, USA.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  24. Sue from Syracuse

    @Karen, I agree. El Baradei is NOT the opposition leader. He is the emergent leader of the movement for democracy; he didnt instigate it. He has emerged as a leader for the voice of reason to uphold democracy. That's great. That's how most progressive movements happen.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  25. Emily

    It is difficult for the Western Press to report on these issues because they do not know the history of the region. CNN gets good marks.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  26. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Obama needs to make a choice. Either he is supporting human rights and the Egyptian people or he is going to keep backing Mubarak and suffer the consequences.

    He can't have it both ways.

    A leader should be able to make a decision and not straddle the fence.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Gimbala
    Anderson, where are you guys stying in all of this?

    Gimbala,
    Anderson and others are staying in Cairo, Egypt.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  28. Hany

    Hi, I'm Egyptian in Seattle, i'm scared, my wife is stuck in Cairo.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  29. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    "I have seen some journalists with Kevlar vests on"
    It is strange that none of them were wearing vests, with all gun shots heard in the background. I bet the heat there is overwhelming.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  30. Jessica

    amazing really...Egytians fight for freedom for there future kids to come for better life...they stand strong on a rock of test of time,....its bout time we all come together in the states...this also effect us.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  31. Donna

    Hope things get better there and no more people get killed,and all Americans get out that wont out. Hope the people who are reporting this are safe also. The whole world has some many problems,when does it get better? Pray for everyone.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  32. Jamil

    @ Lori they been living without the Essentials for the pass 30 years

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  33. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Emily, the Army is much respected in Egypt, unlike the police.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  34. Karyn, Indiana

    @Starr: Thank you! It has been a very stressful week. I returned from Cairo the first of November and was suppose to fly back in March.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  35. roukfa

    We are witnessing a power shift. People don't look anymore at the West for answers.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  36. Amy

    I am watching the show tonight...saw the interview with the couple from zamalek who are trying to get home...there are americans in cairo that have been there for years and wouldn't dream of leaving in the midst of this. My sister jane and her egytian born (american citizen) husband sharif have been there for almost 20 years...sharif is a prominent businessman in cairo...they live in moqattam...they are part of the story too and could offer meaningful and relevant insight to your reporting. let me know if you would like to get in touch with them.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  37. Sue from Syracuse

    Pres.Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton have struck absolutely the correct note to let this movement in Egypt become their people's movement. They have given just the correct level of support. I am glad we are not playing interference, and this is a great thing given the angst that the "Muslim world" has toward the U.S. For a change, we are doing for other countries what we promote within our own. Great.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  38. Sara NYC

    I wouldn't be surprised if they left by boat or crossed in jeep – at least the correspondents on the ground.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  39. Emily

    President Obama cannot solve every problem! It is too early to pick sides because nobody knows the end resut.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  40. Karen

    It's a mistake to label ElBaradei as the Opposition Leader. He did not start the protests. It started as a small protest and continues to grow because of the people themselves.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  41. Eli

    I just want to remind the Egyption people what happened to Iran after the revolution they changed the shah regim to something much worse than that, and make sue that they won't deliver their country to the hands of Islamic regims which will destroy their country much more Mobarak did.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  42. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    The best course is for the Army to take over, and then hold elections.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  43. Emily

    @Motaz,
    Do the people of Egypt see the army as untrustworthy as they do the police?

    January 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  44. Lori

    It sounds like this will be over in less than two weeks. How much longer can these people live without the essentials?

    January 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  45. Sharon Hastings

    Absolutely excellent interviews by Anderson.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  46. Sue from Syracuse

    El Baradei comes through as GENUINE. He is not giving us canned responses to Anderson's questions. Words are coming from within and they are not pre-made answers.. well thought out. He is not giving prepared talking points. So, I am much reassured.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  47. mary

    Isn't it very dangerous for valuable reporters like AC to be flying ovr to Egypt to cover the chaos? They talk about the difficulties leaving the place? The ambiguity it astounding.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  48. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Well, he's right; President Obama needs to pick a side.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  49. Nicole The Netherlands

    Mohamed ELBaradai has lived in Vienna, he is well connected with world leaders, and is willing to take responsibility.
    All sorts of European politicians are very positive about him..
    But he seems to be the only one at he moment, I hope the Egyptian people see him also as the beginning to a solution/new start for Egypt.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  50. Emily

    How important is Egypt to the US. Israel is # 1 in receiving AID from the US and Egypt is #2.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
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