January 31st, 2011
09:46 PM ET

Anderson Reports Live From Egypt: Join the Live Chat

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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. Sue from Syracuse

    Peace and DEMOCRACY to Egypt! We are with you folks.. but do stay careful! PEACE to the world.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Helen

    Good night everyone and the AC 360 team

    Anderson please be safe. I prayed for you last night to be able to come to Egypt and report on what is going there with the protesting. Anderson, please be safe and take care. I love you.

    Also, Ivan and Ben, please safe too. I enjoy your reported.


    January 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Sue from Syracuse

    Goodnight all. Thanks Emily.

    Thank you Anderson. Great reporting. I really like your 360 coverage from the ground... although worry about you going out there so close to action. Take care, and come back home soon.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Karyn, Indiana

    Thank you Starr... very much needed right now! 🙁

    January 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360Team and fellow bloggers.

    Great show tonight Anderson . Stay safe.

    Hope and prayers for the people of Egypt.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. lisal -canada

    this is absolutely fascinating – the coverage is so intense

    January 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Sharon Hastings

    Please please stay safe Anderson and all reporters in Cairo. We appreciate your heroic reporting but want your safety too. Again, CNN is the best!!!

    Good night everyone, great comments. We all wish for peace and freedom for the Egyptian people!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, Nina & Bloggers. (& other Emily)
    Stay safe, Anderson, Ben, Nic, Ivan & crew(s) in Egypt. The coverage has been outstanding!
    Wonderful show & blog tonight.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Anderson and all of CNN teams, please be safe!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Great reporting tonight. Good night Ben, Ivan, Nic, Fred, Arwa, and Anderson. Take care.

    Good night Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Sue from Syracuse

    @Emily, Thank you! That's good. I heard though that Al Jazeera has been blocked... so I wondered. All of the Internet connections are gone. No wonder people feel stifled.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Nicole The Netherlands

    Anderson, Ivan, Ben, Nic everyone there, stay safe, tonight and tomorrow!
    Looking forward to seeing more reporting tomorrow.

    Hope this will resolve peacefully!!!

    Great show and blog tonight, great to be with you all.
    (to all moderaters, thanks)

    January 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Chi

    Great reporting from Egypt. Good night AC and CNNers.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Lori

    We thank you Anderson for the best coverage!

    Good night Everyone!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson & Team 360 on the ground in Egypt and in studio for such great coverage.
    Especially Ben & Ivan who handled the initial days. I wish you All a safe day and safe and successful day for the Egyptian people.

    Good night fellow writers, excellent commentary.
    I wish you all a safe and peaceful day tomorrow.
    @Karyn, Indiana – you have my prayers.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Emily

    It anybody thinks that President Obama is uncertain – then you are totally off the path. They know exactly what is going. Do not underestimate the folks who have been working in the field long before President Obama. Goodness – he is not the only person working in the United States Government!!!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, 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), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha,others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Good night......See you tomorrow!!! Be careful........ HUGS! 🙂

    January 31, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY


    Yes, we are hoping that everybody will be safe in this life changing movement.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Mi

    Anderson, we watching your report from the TV. The situation in Cario looks awful. Please take care and stay safe in Cario.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    "Let's hope everyone keeps their heads at the protest tomorrow"
    I agree! I also hope that a real leader will emerge from this for the good of all the people & region.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Emily

    Sue from Syracuse – that is what I am talking about. Seriously, press is given access.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh my goodness!!!!! Snow are on way to east coast including NYC!!!! YIKES!
    You will miss snow in NYC!! LOL!!!! Hope you will come back home as soon as possible..... HUGS!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Mohamed Ayay

    Thank you very much for your post and all of the information your provided.
    I fear that some of the "rumors" about the police may be true based on previous reporting that some of the "thugs" at night in Ciaro were given over to the army and were found to be police.
    I pray there will not be violence, especially started by police or other factions that are not for the Egyptian people.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Lori

    I was almost late for work this morning....dreamed last night that I was reporting with Anderson from Egypt....this is so dramatic. I hope he stays safe.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Emily

    @Haifa Tiraoui

    We cannot police the world. Did we not learn our lesson from Iraq?

    January 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  26. Sue from Syracuse

    wow, amazing. How is AC360 broadcast coming thru if all services are down? I wonder.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Jamil

    @Lori in a Revolution People Die Its that Simple

    January 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  28. Hoda

    Great reporting Anderson! Amr Moussa is a much more qualified candidate compared to Mohamed ElBaradei. ElBaradei is not a leader, much less the Opposition leader, he has spent most of his life outside of Egypt.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  29. Paula, Colorado

    Great reporting tonight, Anderson. I hope for a peaceful demonstration in the coming hours.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Let's hope everyone keeps their heads at the protest tomorrow. If they don't all hell could break loose.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  31. Karin Urban from Berlin/Germany

    Great reporting from Cairo! CNN once again the world leader in news!
    I thank you all: Ben, Nic, Fred, Arwa, Ivan and Anderson,
    And please stay safe and take care!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  32. Helen

    I am praying for the people of Egypt to have a peaceful protest demonstration and that their pleas (requests) will be granted and will be answered.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  33. Emily

    "Mohamed ELBaradai has lived in Vienna, he is well connected with world leaders, and is willing to take responsibility."
    He does have many connections around the world, however, it seems that many Egyptians don't trust him. They think that he was covering for Iran when he was the head of the IAEA and not allowing the US to go in and check their nuclear system. They don't think that he would have the best for Egypt in mind. He doesn't seem to have a following their to get elected.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Jacqueline

    We see protesters signs against the U.S. Are they protesting any other countries? Also, we haven't heard any comments from the protesters, the actual people on the street, as to what they forsee tomorrow, the next day, next week, etc, will look like if/when Moborak leaves. Last question: how did the prisoners escape. In Haiti it was due to the earthquake, how did the Egyptian prisoners get out?

    January 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  35. Nicole The Netherlands

    Last week during the demonstrations the teargas used by the police was of U.S. making, they were held up in front of the camera of European TV stations.
    "made in the U.S.A."
    That's also part of the truth...

    January 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  36. Sara NYC

    @ Charlie
    I don't think so Charlie. This foreign policy is inherited. And I don't think the administration today is for it.

    If the Obama Administration really wants Mubarak out, I think they'd silently negotiate behind the scenes – which they're trying to do according to Anderson. If they want him to stay, they'd decry his current failure of leadership in public to save face, but privately affirm their commitment to fund aid to Mubarak the Egyptian Army.

    Such is diplomatic warfare.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  37. Karyn, Indiana

    @Starr: Thank you. I have exhausted all channels and time is running out on the evac. I can only continue praying.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  38. Sue from Syracuse

    Uhoh, More snow ... and now in the midwest! We have had enough already!

    But Anderson, I'd rather be in Syracuse snow country today! LOL. Be safe man!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  39. Jo-May Ali

    Please stay safe as I have been watching CNN from the time this has started. I have even given up my NCIS to watch CNN Please you are doing a wonderful job stay safe.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  40. Helen

    I do understand that the people of Egypt are asking for change and for freedom. I hope that Murbark is really and clearly listening to the people and understand what they want from him. I do not know how much longer the violence will continue in Egypt. I hope that tourists from the U.S. Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and other places, are able to leave Egypt due to safety concerns. The U.S. must helps its people and must not leave them stranded in Egypt. The tourists really need help getting out of Egypt.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  41. Haifa Tiraoui

    Hello Mr Anderson

    Please for Gods sake tell USA whoever they are, tell them to order Mubarak to leave, it does not matter the right thing is to defend democracy or Middle East Nations will never trust USA policy is int the USA wanted to bring democracy even by force to the region even by force. Who cares what other nations will think it is in the USA benefit to side the right thing this is how USA will even protect their interests, if the USA gains these new democratic nation, all USA financial problems will be solved.

    Mr Anderson you are in Egypt dont you feel now that Israel is trying to get USA to fall in the mud, I think Israel has to behave, Muslem brother hood is not dangerous, USA need to be after Ben Laden, but not after Muslems, it is just a religion for God sake.

    Will all my respect to you and to the great job you are doing in Egypt.

    Listen to the right thing, Mubarak wants to burn Egypt before he leaves. The army will go with the people they are from people and they will never fire. I am an Arab, all Arab been dreeming of this day and every Arab feel he is an Egyptian today. The reason we are in the USA because our ambissions are killed in the Arab World and we are good people we deserve like Egyptians deserve the right to live free and with Dignity, Mubarak is a burned card he has to leave no matter what including all people with him. Good luck for you thanks for the covarege and tell you we love our freedom like any body else.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  42. Sue R. Canton MI.

    We have had several demonstrations going on in Dearborn Mi.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  43. Sue from Syracuse

    Frankly, I think Egypt is an enormous opportunity for all who love democracy, regardless of religion. By being quietly assertive without inciting anger in the civilians in Egypt, we will promote democracy and uphold our principles at the same time. It is the best way to show to the world what we are about. What a tremendous opportunity with the portion of the world that may have questioned us in the past!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  44. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Emily, "It is strange that none of them were wearing vests,"

    They may be wearing them under their shirts.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    John King and Robin Wright are good point!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  46. annie beckett

    Anderson, please tell the people you meet in the streets of Cairo that one American and her friends want them to to let them to know that while our government is doing what it feels it needs to do, we aren't constrained by diplomatic considerations and want to encourage and support every Egyptian who is risking his/her life to create a democracy for the people of Egypt based on justice, tolerance and the rule of law.
    We're watching and we're with you.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
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