As Night Approaches


by Chris Bodenner


Egyptian state television has reported that a curfew has been put into affect, but live video streaming on the Web site of Al Jazeera from Cairo showed that protesters remain on the streets, and have even attacked a police van in the past few minutes on a bridge in the center of the Egyptian capital. Al Jazeera also reported that Egyptian police officers had arrived at its office in Cairo, from where the network is shooting video of the ongoing protests on the October 6 Bridge.


Murabak ordered the military onto the streets, according to al-Jazeera, citing state media. Mubarak is due to address the nation in the next few minutes. Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo are being raided by police. They are being told to stop broadcasting images of the unrest.

In Alexandria Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director of Human Rights Watch, witnessed four police cars on fire in front of the Siddi Brahim mosque.

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