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February 4th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Demanding Change in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Cairo Friday demanding change. It was mostly jubilant, but there was also tension. There's still a crowd in Liberation Square at this hour. Anderson reports live from the capital city tonight with the latest developments.

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  1. dave focke

    Our agent is Memphis tours in egypt and they and delta airlines will refund us, but we are adventurousand would like to you.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  2. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nicole,
    Oh my goodness!!!!! That's so sad to see journalist died, My heart goes out to his family....... That is so horrible situation.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Karyn – i am much relieve that you are at least able to be in touch with your husband.

    I'd steer clear of rumors in Cairo. Remember, yesterday the rumor was that the International media were instigators & spies.

    Any word from your Fed. Rep on help to get your husband home?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  4. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    So, the Army is working for President Mubarak? It sound like it.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  5. Emily

    @dave focke
    "We have vacation in egypt planned for may 2 and do not know what to do."
    Have you called your travel agent?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  6. Karyn, Indiana

    @Starr: food, money is scarce tensions are high. read my previous post... I still haven't had any luck getting help!!! Thank you for asking, appreciated very much

    February 4, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  7. Nicole The Netherlands

    @Starr there are still numerous attacks on journalists/photographers outside the square also Egyptian as I understand.
    One Egyptian journalist died today because of injuries from last week...

    February 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  8. Dean Bootsma, British Columbia

    The birth of a democracy can be frightening and painful, bloody and beautiful. Fear is contagious, but so is courage.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I think it is so Important for the press/media to give great credit to the pro-democratric demonstrators for their incredible courage!

    Thank you Anderson et al, for daily reminding us of who the heros are (not that you and All media are not brave too.)

    I was extremely relieved and then very impressed to see how peaceful the demonstrators were. They are a true example of honor & courage, and determination.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Emily

    Is the Military a part of the Muslim Brotherhood?
    I read today that Muhammed Ghannem, of the Iranian media, say that they should Close the Suez Canal and 'Prepare Egyptians for war with Israel'. That's very disturbing, seeing that they are the known political group in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is also where al-Qaida & Hamas came from.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  11. Karyn, Indiana

    Spoke with my husband in Cairo briefly tonight... Word on the streets are that the Muslim BroHood is going into other areas of Cairo instigating looting, acting as LE & trying to get supporters! ppl afraid.. and hungry

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  12. Thomas

    Good to see Anderson and company outside. Great reporting but what else to we expect from CNN. Stay safe and come home soon!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  13. lilly

    love the chanting, wonder what they are saying?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  14. lisal -canada

    the rapidity with which things changed and changed again and again is interesting

    if this IS a tactic of some sort on the part of the pro-regime side, if there is nothing for the media to film, then the media will eventually to away – so it is a question of whether this seemingly stable change is short-term or long-term (once the world starts to focus on something else – and it eventually will)

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  15. Jody

    I have to believe that the risks Anderson and his crew took to share the truth has made a difference in the way Mubarak is dealing with the opposition. Your courage may have saved countless lives.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Lola

    Thank you God for people of peace. They are teaching their sisters and brothers a lesson, and Mubarak too. I am falling in love with the Egyptian people. The world is so with them, the energy can't be stopped. Christians in circle holding hands around the Muslim praying. The whole world needs to learn the lessons here. But Mubarak does have his pride. We have to help him have as honorable exit as we can. Anger and hate acted out towards him won't help Egypt. We supported him for so long because of what we felt are our best interests. This is a lesson for U.S., we are not the President of the world, nor it's policemen. This is all the best for the stuck MidEast situation. In the end, this is going to produce great positive and peaceful change. Thank you for all your reporting. Lola in Los Angeles. Going out tomorrow to rally in our streets to show solidarity with the Egyptians' liberation.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hi Jana.....
    I agree with you..... Nice Anderson is outside safe place there. 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  18. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    What are the cards the protesters are holding up?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  19. dave focke

    We have vacation in egypt planned for may 2 and do not know what to do. We had vacation planned to family in Czech on 9/12/2OO1 so our history is not good.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  20. Ralph

    welcome to a safer day day

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  21. CAROLYNJ

    morning HALA, AND BEN, thank god it was not a blood bath.
    and you all are safe.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Lori

    In my opinion, our news coverage has kept the existing regime in check. They learned that they could not get away with violence to control their people.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  23. Nicole The Netherlands

    @Karyn is your husband safe?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Karyn, Indiana

    What is your husband's situation today?

    How are You doing?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Emily

    It's was an "extraordinary thing" for the youth/young people of Egypt to do! Really wonderful.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Karyn, Indiana

    @Starr: I was wondering about Ahmed myself!! Hopefully he is safe in Tahrir Sq.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  27. CAROLYNJ

    good morning anderson and staff... good evening fellow bloggers.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  28. bobby harris

    anderson i am glad to see you and ivan,christiane,Hala,ben,and arwa damon and all are okay, this jubilant celebration i have to ask is it possible that they will continue through the weekend and into next week, and also there is rumors that hamas actually entered egypt what can you tell us about this is it in anyway a threat to egypt?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nichole – I agree with your post. From the news reports (CNN of course), Nick R. and Arwa Damon both had fairly "hairy" experiences today going outside the perimeters.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Jana, Georgia

    Yes Emily, it is great to see him outside, but it still seems like it could be dangerous.

    I just wonder why the turnaround from the last two nights. Why the pro Mubarak people are now being held back by the military and they didn't do it for two days.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Hi, Anderson and crew how long are you planning to stay in Eygpt? Still, be carefill and be safe guys, until you all return home we will be praying for all to have a safe visit.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  32. lilly

    it's sad to see how even after prayer there is still so much violence

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I wonder if we will hear from our friend Ahmed tonight?

    Starr,
    I hope so, I think our friend Ahmed will show up on live blog soon. 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Emily

    I wonder Why the Military "stepped up" their presents today?! Was it because it's Friday? (Their day of prayer?)

    February 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  35. Nicole The Netherlands

    What a relief to see people dancing and singing on the square!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Karyn, Indiana

    Hi all... Hope everyone is well, and safe:)

    February 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Emily

    Hi Jana!
    It's great to see Anderson outside! What a relief that things seem much better today.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Jacob Greene

    Good to see that the security situation has improved even if just slightly. Our thoughts are with you as you brave the chaos to bring us a clear picture of the revolution in Cairo

    February 4, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Lori

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone! This has been quite a week.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nicole,
    I agree with you too.... Too much violent right now in Tahrir Square!!!!!!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Hello Anderson & Team 360 on the ground in Egypt! So happy to see a peaceful day for you today. Hello to Team 360 in studio too.

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

    I wonder if we will hear from our friend Ahmed tonight?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Jana, Georgia

    Good evening Emily and Jo Ann.

    Glad to see the 360 team tonight. Hope they stay safe.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Lilarose in Oregon

    It appears that things have improved in the square by the Museum, but reports are that on the side streets and in the neighborhoods all around Cairo police and thugs are in control and terrorizing people. Is this true, Anderson?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. lilly

    good evening everyone, it's nice to hear that anderson feels safe enought to be outdoors.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Alys

    Wondering what is going on in the rest of Egypt at this time?

    February 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Evening/ Night Anderson, Nic, Ben, Ivan, Arwa, Hala, all crew and production in Egypt, AC360 Team,
    -All- journalists, reporters, crew, photographers and -people!- in Egypt, bloggers (!)

    Never been so happy to see you, outside, Anderson!
    As I understand doing a job as journalist outside Tahrir square is still almost impossible....

    February 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  47. 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!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight!

    We hope Anderson is safe hand of God!!!!!!! We miss you, we need you come home right away. 🙂

    February 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's good to see this morning's return to a more peaceful, inspiring atmosphere in Egypt. I hope you stay vigilent, and return home soon for much rest–after this traumatic week.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Nina, & Bloggers.
    I hope that the day ended much better for you, Anderson, your crew and the others in Egypt today.

    February 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    February 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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