PREDICTION: ALL EGYPT WILL SOON BE MESMERIZED BY THE ISLAMIC HATE OF IRAN. THE MORE THE USA AND EUROPEANS ASK FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMS THE CLOSER THEY WILL BECOME AN IRANIAN STYLE ISLAMIC STATE.
JANUARY 28, 2011
1812GMT: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined those urging the Egyptian government to allow peaceful protests. The stability of Egypt is extremely important, she says, "but not at the price of freedom of expression".
1806: After fleeing a police charge in Cairo, elderly protester Mohammed Taha tells Reuters news agency: "This protest is not going to stop. They won't and can't trick the people again and give us some lame concessions. Hosni has to go. I am 70 years old, I am going to die, but these people have to fight to live."
1804: There are unconfirmed reports of army personnel clashing with police in Cairo, according to al-Jazeera TV.
1815: Daniel Hussey tweets: "Egypt is the pivotal country for the region... Egypt goes, and the rest will follow." We'll be keeping an eye out for your messages and #jan25 tweets, so do get in touch if you have views to share.
1655: White House spokesman Robert Gibbs tweets: "Very concerned about violence in Egypt - government must respect the rights of the Egyptian people&turn on social networking and internet."
1432: Dr Maha Azzam, an associate fellow at Chatham House in London, tells the BBC World Service: "I think this is going to lead to the fall of the Mubarak regime. He has never been challenged in this way before. It may take time - the military, army are still backing him. We don't know how long that's going to last. We also don't know if divisions have already been created within the army."
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