Demonstrations were held across Egypt on Friday, following the return of the opponent Mohamed El-Baradei. LEXPRESS.fr follows this crucial day, hour by hour.
3:17 p.m. The Figaro journalist Adrian Jaulmes has been arrested by Egyptian police and a photographer for Sipa Press, Albert Facelly.
3:05 p.m. About fifty people gathered Friday outside the Egyptian embassy in Tunis to demand the departure of President Hosni Mubarak in solidarity with demonstrators in Egypt. "It meant that the Tunisians are with the Egyptians. They suffer like we suffered, it is time for a change," says Monia Mechri, an employee came forward.
2:53 p.m. "The government will not fall," the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Assembly, a member of the National Democratic Party in power. In an interview with Al-Jazeera, he called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to "unprecedented reforms" to avoid a "revolution" in Egypt. "Nowhere in the world security is capable of ending the revolution. The only safe option is not sufficient and the president is the only way to stop these events," said Mostafa al-Fekkai.
14h41Les four French journalists arrested have been released, according to information from Figaro.
2:38 p.m. Jack Shenker, a correspondent for The Guardian newspaper, which followed intensemment demonstrations in Egypt, has been arrested by the police, with another Egyptian activist named Nour. His father, Ayman Nour, a leading dissident, had been throwing stones during the protests. 2:34 p.m. According to The Guardian, a woman protester in downtown Cairo Tahrir Square was reportedly killed. The number of deaths would amount to eight.
2:26 p.m. The police deployed in force fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse tens of thousands of demonstrators in Cairo.
2:10 p.m. The reporter Jack Shenker, Guardian correspondent, said in Cairo the police seem to side with the demonstrators. He saw a police officer get rid of a tear gas canister as a sign of solidarity.
2:09 p.m. The United States has funded to the tune of tens of millions of dollars to organizations promoting democracy in Egypt to the chagrin of President Hosni Mubarak, according to notes obtained by Wikileaks and published Friday by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have planned to spend $ 66.5 million in 2008 and 75 million in 2009 to Egyptian programs on democracy and good governance, according to a note from the Embassy United States in Cairo from December 6, 2007. "President Mubarak is deeply skeptical about the role of the United States in promoting democracy," said another diplomatic telegram dated 9 October 2007.
2:00 p.m. According to the Associated Press, the police prevented Mohamed ElBaradei to leave the mosque in which he made the Friday prayers. The former head of the IAEA can really become the leader of the opposition to President Hosni Mubarak? LEXPRESS.fr an update. 1:45 p.m. According to the BBC in Arabic, Suez, 4000 Protesters lay siege to the prefecture, shouting "free Egypt, Mubarak outside. In the city of Ismailia, the party headquarters of Hosni Mubarak had been ransacked.
13:15 to Amman in Jordan, protesters marched and chanted slogans in support of the Egyptians, "O Egypt, spread your men and rid us of Hosni Mubarak", "Hosni Mubarak's plane waiting for you", "Greetings to the Egyptian people The whole nation is inspired by you. " They are protesting against high prices in Jordan, another country vulnerable to "contagion Tunisian" in the region.
1:00 p.m. According to the Quai d'Orsay, four French journalists were arrested in Cairo.
12:55 In Cairo, an Al Jazeera journalist was beaten by plainclothes police as he was embroiled in a crowd which borrowed a bridge to escape the tear gas.
Hosni Mubarak aircraft awaits
24:47 From Internet users on Facebook, more than 6,000 Egyptians events in the city of Mansoura, the capital of the governorate of Dakahlia. They were en route to the town hall.
24:40 Tahrir Square in central Cairo, is completely blocked by the police. Protesters are concentrated in the neighborhood of Al-Azhar (mosque and university).
12:32 At prayer this Friday, several imams have preached of the capital of messages invoking pacifism events that have shaken the country since the beginning of the week.
24:20 Clashes broke out earlier this afternoon between police and demonstrators outside a mosque in central Cairo, where the opponent Mohamed ElBaradei attended the weekly prayer. Police fired into the air and rubber bullets used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd instead of Guiza. The correspondent of The Guardian on this place, Jack Shenker, speaks of "war zone". Same event and even dispersion in the center of Alexandria, AFP reported. 12:02 According to the Facebook group We are all Khaled Said, demonstrations have started in the town of Kafr el-Dawwar, north of Cairo. And according to Al Jazeera, the city of Alexandria is also beset by protests.
11:39 According to internet site, the Egyptian security forces block the road between Ismailia and Suez. The subway in the capital was closed for the day, and security was also deployed in the Al Haram Cairo.
11.30 The opponent Mohamed ElBaradei gave an interview to British newspaper The Guardian. He said: "I send a message to the world: Egypt is a country isolated by a regime of breath." He added: "There is of course a risk to my safety now, but it's a risk worth it. I'd be in the streets today with the people."
11:26 According to the Guardian newspaper, the organization Wikileaks had published this Friday morning cable compromising for Mubarak's regime: "Torture and police brutality in Egypt are endemic and widespread. The police used brutal methods against most criminal common law to obtain confessions, but also against the demonstrators, some political prisoners and unlucky bystanders "would have written in his diplomatic notes U.S. Ambassador Margaret Scobey to Egypt.
11:23 The traditional prayer on Friday began in Egypt. According to Al Jazeera, the firing of rubber have already been learned in the city of Suez.
11h05La freedom of expression must be "fully respected" in Egypt, said Friday in Davos (Switzerland) Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, asked about the blocking of the Internet in this country. He also invited the political authorities in the region to consider this as an "opportunity to commit the resources to meet the legitimate aspirations of their peoples."
10:20 A user on Facebook is breaking the link between the Internet and the broadcast of a video by the Associated Press, showing the violent clashes between police and protesters.
10h14Les mobile phone messaging services were not working either Friday morning, confirmed information by users in the provinces, and Internet users on the Facebook group We are all Khaled Said. The phones are working though.
10hAu least twenty members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the first opposition force in Egypt, were arrested on the night of Thursday to Friday announced the formation of the lawyer, Abdel Maqsoud Abdelmoneim. Among those arrested at their homes, there are five former MPs and five members of the Politburo, whose leaders are the best known Essam El-Erian and Mohammed Mursi.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force, have announced they will participate in events "of anger" scheduled this Friday. So far they had supported lip protests that began Jan. 25, leaving their members choose to participate.
9 "The Internet is cut in Egypt today", said receipt of a large hotel in the capital, information confirmed by other institutions. Several individuals contacted by AFP across the country have also confirmed that it did not have web access. The company Arbor Networks has developed a graph illustrating the drop in Internet traffic recorded in Egypt on Friday.
The Internet has been widely used by activists calling for demonstrations against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak that shake the country since Tuesday. Further calls were made for events Friday at the end of the traditional Muslim prayers that take place at midday.
Thursday. Returning to Cairo from the opponent Mohamed El-Baradei, another death during protests against President Mubarak ... Relive the day Thursday, hour by hour.