Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Egypt: Clashes between pro and anti-Mubarak in Cairo

MINUTE BY MINUTE - Dozens of people have been injured in the violence. The army on Wednesday urged the demonstrators still gathered by thousands in Cairo, to return home.
2:38 p.m.: The opponent Mohamed ElBaradei accused the government of Hosni Mubarak to resort to "scare tactics" after the clashes took place in Cairo between pro-and anti-Mubarak. "I'm afraid it turns into a bloodbath," he said, calling "band of thugs" pro-Mubarak protesters.
For their part, the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition force, deny that President Hosni Mubarak is to head the government until the end of his term in September.
"Egypt: Opposition exploded the challenge of transition
2:21 p.m.: The head of European diplomacy Ashton called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to act "as quickly as possible" to make the "transition" policy applied by the protesters.
Mubarak supporters arriving by camel in central Cairo on Wednesday. Mubarak supporters arriving by camel in central Cairo on Wednesday. Photo Credits: Amr Nabil / AP
2:03 p.m.: Supporters of Egyptian President instructed anti-Mubarak demonstrators in central Cairo on horses and camels, before being rounded up and taken aback. At least six people were thrown from their horses, beaten with batons and dragged to the ground, while their faces were bloody.
Some military calls for calm standing on their car, without interference, while others take shelter projectiles. A military vehicle was also damaged.
1:35 p.m.: Dozens of people have been injured during the violence that erupted between pro and anti-Mubarak Tahrir Square, Cairo. The protesters fought with fists, sticks and throwing stones around army tanks guarding the entrance to the site.
1:17 p.m.: Three Movements of the anti-Mubarak say plainclothes policemen came into force Tahrir Square, Cairo, where clashes erupted between supporters of President Hosni Mubarak and demonstrators demanding his departure.
1:07 p.m.: The British Prime Minister David Cameron believes that "the transition must be rapid, credible, and start now."
1:04 p.m.: The European Commission is willing to "strengthen its assistance" to Egypt to help make a "transition" peaceful political and "orderly." "We urge the implementation of necessary reforms, including that of free and fair elections be held as soon as possible," says the Committee without a vote on a specific date for elections and without naming President Mubarak.
1:01 p.m.: Violent clashes erupted Tahrir Square, Cairo, among thousands of supporters of President Hosni Mubarak and protesters calling for his departure, but the army has intervened on the spot, according to journalists from Agence France Presse .
12:54: The Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt called for the holding of "free and fair elections" in Egypt, assuring that "Mubarak era is over."
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24:10: The call for massive protest on Friday against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak is maintained despite the military order intimating the demonstrators to return home, says a leader of the protest movement.
11:34: The pro-Mubarak protesters organize the response in the streets of Cairo, haranguing the demonstrators before the Tahrir Square. Thousands of others have praised the Egyptian president in another district of the capital, chanting "Yes to Mubarak, yes to stability."
Pro-Mubarak protesters in Cairo Wednesday. Pro-Mubarak protesters in Cairo Wednesday. Photo Credits: Amr Nabil / AP
11:26: The Egyptian Parliament suspended its session until the revision of the results of recent parliamentary elections, marred by accusations of fraud and violence, according to the official Mena news agency.
"The Assembly Speaker Fathi Sorour, instructed the Secretary General of Parliament, Sami Mehran, contact the high electoral commission to get the names of members referred by court decisions," the agency said. Adding: "Parliament shall declare void the election of members referred by the court of appeal and announce new elections in the constituencies concerned."
11:16: The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs wishes that Egypt calls "real reforms, with changes in depth." "There must be a government that may be of national unity," who is leading this process until the convening of general elections, "said the minister.
11:15: The curfew in force since Friday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, and Alexandria and Suez, is lightened by state television. It will begin at 17 am (16 hours in Paris) instead of 15 hours now and will end at 7:00 (6:00 in Paris) 8:00 cons so far.
11:02: After more than five days off, access to the Internet is at least partially restored in Egypt, according to journalists from Agence France Presse (AFP). In Cairo, AFP reporters have access to the Web using a server Egypt. Citizens have also contacted state successfully navigate the web.
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11:01: The first secretary of the Socialist Party, Martine Aubry, J. "desirable" that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak leaves office, saying "it is clearly what the people asked." "Hosni Mubarak does not allow freedom democratic nor free elections, or freedom of the press," she says.
10:51: Costa Cruises, Europe's leading industry, announces the cancellation of scheduled stops in Egypt and Tunisia because of unrest in both countries. The Italian company "confirms the regular course of its cruises with dates, changes to the routes being due to force majeure."
10:41: The Egyptian army called on demonstrators to go home, in a statement read on state television.
A protester reacts Wednesday to address Hosni Mubarak:
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10:14: As its U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, the French president Nicolas Sarkozy wants the political transition committed "without delay" and "without violence" in Egypt, following the announcement by President Hosni Mubarak that he would abandon his chair in September. The Head of State "calls all the Egyptian officials to do everything so that this crucial process takes place without violence."
"Linked to Egypt by an old and deep friendship, France renews its support for the aspirations of the Egyptians for a free, democratic and diverse. It will be alongside all those who intend to maintain a peaceful and exemplary character in the expression and satisfaction of these legitimate expectations, "concludes Nicolas Sarkozy.
"Egypt: Opposition exploded the challenge of transition
"The future of Egypt in the hands of the army
10:01: The head of German diplomacy Westerwelle qu'Hosni welcomes Mubarak wants to pave the way for a political revival. " "We will have to now see what role he wants and he can play himself," he explained, saying that it was crucial that the ads are followed up very effectively. "
9:47: About 500 supporters of Egyptian President gathered in central Cairo to proclaim their allegiance to Hosni Mubarak, whose departure has claimed for over a week. Some pro-regime demonstrators also expressed their intention to march on Tahrir Square, where opponents of the Mubarak regime gathered.
8:55: In Cairo, thousands of demonstrators, many of whom camped for days on Tahrir Square has become emblematic of the anger of the Egyptians, have taken upon awakening slogans calling for the resignation of the president: "Go, go, Hosni outside" .

8:10: The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the announcement of insufficient Hosni Mubarak to stay in power until presidential elections in September, saying that immediate withdrawal would be the only option to meet the demands of his people.
2:24: The UK reiterates its call on Egyptian authorities to conduct a "real change, complete and visible" after qu'Hosni Mubarak announced he would remain in power until presidential elections in September.
0:47: In a formal response to the White House, U.S. President, Barack Obama says he told his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, a calm and peaceful political transition was to start "now" in Egypt, however failing ask him to listen to the calls demanding his immediate departure. Barack Obama spoke by telephone for 30 minutes Tuesday night with Hosni Mubarak.
The Head of State also welcomed the U.S. Egyptian army for allowing peaceful demonstrations to take place, and says to young Egyptians: "We hear your voice."
Tuesday night: President Mubarak said in a speech on Egyptian television that he will not come until the next presidential election, to be held in September. "I do not want to be a candidate in upcoming elections," assured one who ends his fifth term.
Hosni Mubarak in his speech Tuesday night. Hosni Mubarak in his speech Tuesday night. Photo credits: Anonymous / AP
Hosni Mubarak, however, do not give up power in the immediate future. "I want to finish my work, my work in the service of their country, so that those who will follow me to ensure Egypt's security and safety," he says. During the remaining months of my present term, I'll do anything for there to be a peaceful transition of power. "
Hosni Mubarak calls on both Houses of Parliament to ease conditions of candidacy for the presidency to ensure participation of all political forces. It also calls on police to "ensure the safety of citizens with loyalty, honor and respect the law and freedom of the people." The security forces should "take the necessary steps to prosecute those behind the looting and destruction." "This is my country. Here is where I live. I fought to defend this territory, sovereignty and interests, and I will die here, "says the head of state. The demonstrators, gathered in Tahrir Square, Cairo, however, are not convinced by his speech and continue to demand his immediate departure.

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