January 28th, 2011
09:44 PM ET

Revolt in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

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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. kally

    Thank you for the extensive coverage on Egypt,hopefully everything will turn out for the best, for the Egyptian people.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Nicole The Netherlands

    Great show and blog tonight!
    Impressive pictures, footage and -reporting- (thanks nic and ben and team!) from Egypt.

    Hope this leads to real democracy for all Egyptians.

    The internet belongs to the people, not to -any- government.

    Sleep well -Everyone-!

    Again thankful for being here with all of you.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Helen O.

    Good Night Anderson, Isah, and the AC 360 team. Have a good weekend and have fun playing in the snow. See you next week on Monday at 10PM. Take care and goodbye. Kisses, sweet dreams. 🙂 .

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Chi

    @Nina 10:51 Must agree with you
    Good night AC, AC360 and CNNers

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Ben and Nic in Egypt and bloggers Emily, Mike, Nicole, Starr, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan. Have a great weekend everyone!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  6. lisal -canada

    sometimes i think that we subconsciously expect to be able to turn on our televisions and computers and watch whatever global news we feel entitled to watch – it is easy to forget that there are men and women in dangerous situations breathing tear gas and getting cameras and faces smashed in order to give us this

    nite – have a productive pleasant weekend

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Dina Britain

    President Mubarak's speech was a slap in the face of every single Egyptian citizen. How dare he dismiss the demands of the poor struggling people of Egypt who have been stripped of their rights, their dignity, their humanity, and their livelihoods. They are only asking for what is rightfully theirs. He dismissed them as if their demands were of no consequence, thinks he can just placate them by appointing a new government! What a joke. Mubarak's main concern is to stay in power, keep his corrupt National Democratic Party and the parliament which consists of 3 million crooks and thieves so that they can continue robbing the country blind. The United States need to support the Egyptian citizens anyway it can. We are a country that firmly believes in freedom, democracy and human rights, and the Egyptians are in desperate need of our help in their time of crisis against this tyrany and injustice.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Adriana

    Have a great weekend , everybody!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone and have a great and safe weekend. Thanks to the program and all the comments I feel much more educated about this situation. I pray for safety, peace, and freedom for them.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Have good weekend!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    A Big Thank You and good night Anderson & Team 360! You have shown the USA sights they need to see and understand in context,.

    Good night fellow writers...I wish Everyone a safe and peaceful weekend. I wish Egypt & any other Arab country rebelling against tyranny success and freedom.

    CNN- please keep the coverage coming.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, Nina & Bloggers. & moderator(s)
    Stay safe Ben & Nic! (& Ivan)
    Wonderful show & Blog!
    Have a great weekend, everyone!!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, David G, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie,) Lori, (Adelaide,) BettyAnn, Starr, Heather, Sharon, Karin, Dulcie, Sree, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you on Monday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!! Have a great weekend! Thanks for coming in to join us tonight!

    Have a great/good night and sleep at home. Great weekend! See you on Monday night!!! Just a plenty sleep and rest at home!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Hesham Eissa, "Over the past few months police and secret security forces have been going really tough and ugly against our people,"

    This is why I say Obama should have spoken up to Mubarak earlier. All the situation needed was a spark and that spark was Tunisia.

    Shutting down communication is never a good idea. I am not in favor of Obama getting a "Kill Switch" for the Internet.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Paula, Colorado

    I hope the people are taken seriously without the violence in the days ahead.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Jane Skantze

    I haven't been hearing to much about the role women are playing in the Egyptian protests. Are women actively protesting and if so has the issue equal rights been addressed?

    January 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Ralph

    how would we feel if our internet was suddenly shut down

    January 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Nicole The Netherlands

    @ Heshan Eissan, thanks for your comment!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  20. Emily

    @Hesham Eissa,
    Thanks for your post!
    Those images from Ben & Nic as well as your posting are very emotional. I really hope that Mubarak will step aside and the people of Egypt will be free. Also, that you all get communications back. That really is very Orwellian.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Basem Darazim

    I dont think mentioning the assistance to Egypt was appropriate or wise(when the White house spokesman spoke about it). To me as person born and raised in the Middle East I take it as threat. A threat which implies to abandon the protests and instead of calling for democracy and freedom and a just distribution of wealth, to shoult slogans long live Mubarak to gurantee the flow of the financial assitance to Egypt.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Merl,Ohio

    The U.S. government can only suggest how Egypt or any other foriegn government can operate . Just like any other country. Would you want some other country telling America how to run the U.S.? Yes through dictatorship I would. I am American. Pray for the people of the world, for this could happen anywhere.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Nina

    Rocks against tanks! Just incredible and sad...

    January 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  24. Heather - Spokane, WA

    This reminds me of that saying that if you back a dog into a corner it is going to bite and attack and I think Cairo is the dog

    January 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  25. Emily

    I can't believe that tear gas was fired inside a Mosque. The government/army is really desperate. I'm surprised that Biden didn't have a stronger statement than the one he made.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  26. Nina

    With this level of protest in Egypt, I could see the wave encompass all of the Middle East!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  27. Sharon Hastings

    It's silly of them to think that confiscating cameras is going to squelch getting the message out. The world is too small now and there is too much technology to be able to hide what is going on.

    Absolutely fantastic job by CNN in their live reporting. I hope they stay safe!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  28. Arthur Edwards

    @Sean If you think a person can be in power for 30 years and be "democratic"....well think about it. You stay in power for 30 years by using power and force. That is what history has shown us hundreds of times.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  29. Hesham Eissa

    Over the past few months police and secret security forces have been going really tough and ugly against our people, we were all raised in fear of talking out loud against the governmnet or even mentioning the name of Mubarak as clear as I say it now, some sort of Orwell's 1984 picture, but this time people were being killed tortured, thrown for months or even years into prison for nothing.. The gap between 2 Egypts was getting not only deep but irritating.
    January 25th is a National day for police in Egypt, and the Facebook middle class youth decided that this day "their day" should be "thier last" day.. I have a lot more to say regarding the question you are asking about the middle east peace process and how can it be affected, but now our family and friends are emprisoned by this regime and what counts more for us all as Egyptians abroad is to get them back connected, we want to hear their voices and make sure they are safe and sound..

    Down Down Mubarak!! Free Egypt!!

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

    According to wikileak leaks the administration have been pushing mubarrak to reform? Is is true?

    January 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  31. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse
    "The government was extraordinarily corrupt."
    It's amazing that the US has been such a strong support of Mubarak for 30yrs than. I guess 'peace at any price' really is true.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  32. Sean Ulczycki

    @Ralph I doubt it.. Simply because they don't want to look bad to the international community..

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

    I have been hearing the uprising outpour in Egypt from CNN, Al-Jazerra network and other places. The uprising protests that have started in Tunisa in Early to Mid-January 2011, Algeria, Egypt, Yemin, and now Jordain is spreading rapidly like wildfire. What I have seen and read in newspapers in that the people want freedom. They want democracy and they want their voices for being heard. Everything is not good in Egypt. The people are clearly upset that President Murbark is making the government step down, but not himself. I do not think the people of Egypt is going to be happy about this new government that Murbark is creating and I do not think that Murbark is really not clearly listening to his people, he is just trying to keep his regime.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  34. Karen, MN

    After see the grief in Egypt I resolve to learn about and communicate with others around the world. God bless Egypt!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    My heart goes out to Ben and Ric....... I hope they are safe somewhere in Egypt..... Be careful Ben and Ric..... keep safe out of harm's way!!!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  36. Ken Kimball

    Please don't be overly critical of the looting associated with the Egyptian demonstrations.
    The destitution there is far worse than the aftermath of Katrina here.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  37. Ralph

    just wondering if the egyptian government has any world government defending their actions!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  38. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Ehsan Glad to see your post- it gives some insight to what is going on Hosni Mubarek-glad you wrote in.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm |

    @ H Munford
    I am not sure if you are being ironic, but yes you are probably right that the CIA will continue to interfere in other countries affairs. They have concievable right to do so but why stop now.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
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