Calming In Cairo

by Chris Bodenner

A series of tweets from CNN correspondent Ben Wedeman:

Cairo calmer: there is no gov't, no authority, no police. Soldiers and Republican Guards at Foreign Ministry, State TV. No protest because nobody to protest against

Saw ruling party headquarters in flames, police huddling in barracks as protesters tried to pursue them. Hearing parliament burning.

Saw boys with massive seal of the republic looted from State TV. If this isn't the end, it certainly looks and smells like it.

One man said he graduated from college 4 years ago, hasn't worked a day since. Has been in streets since Tuesday protesting.

Teenager showed me teargas canister "Made in USA."Saw the same thing in Tunisia. Time to reconsider U.S. exports?

(Hat tip: Robert Mackey)