Open Thread: Unrest in Egypt

General view during anti-government clashes with supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 2, 2011. Egypt's army denied firing any shots in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where pro- and anti-government protesters were clashing, state television said on Wednesday. [Reuters Pictures]
Recommended Feeds: Follow Shaker @scatx and my friend and former editor @RichardA on Twitter, who are both providing excellent minute-to-minute coverage. And @AndersonCooper, who has witnessed molotov cocktails being thrown in the streets of Cairo and got roughed up himself earlier today, is, as always, great, too.

The Guardian has live updates here.

Al Jazeera has live updates here.

Recommended Reading:

CNN—Volatile scene unfolds in Cairo as opposing sides clash.

New York TimesClashes Erupt in Cairo Between Mubarak's Allies and Foes:
President Obama's calls for a rapid transition to a new order in Egypt seemed eclipsed on Wednesday as a choreographed surge of thousands of people chanting support for the Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak fought running battles with a larger number of antigovernment protesters in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square.

The mayhem and chaos — with riders on horses and camels thundering through the central square — offered a complete contrast to the scenes only 24 hours earlier when hundreds of thousands of antigovernment protesters turned it into a place of jubilant celebration, believing that they were close to overthrowing a leader who has survived longer than any other in modern Egypt.
WaPoObama presses Mubarak to move 'now': "President Obama, clearly frustrated by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's intention to retain his hold on power until elections later this year, said Tuesday evening that he has told Mubarak that a transition to representative government 'must begin now'."

A transcript of the President's statement is here.

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