Praying As Protest


by Patrick Appel

From EA's gripping live-blog:

1315 GMT: Al Jazeera showing images of lines of protesters praying in the street while, behind them, smoke rises from a police kiosk burning on one of Cairo's major bridges.

1312 GMT: From Alexandria, Al Jazeera's Rawza Regeh reports a "huge fire" with ambulances and fire engines moving to and from the scene.

1310 GMT: From Suez, the Al Jazeera correspondent reports protesters have taken over the police station and freed detainees.

(Photo from Human Rights Watch's Peter Bouckaert, via the GuardianĀ  -- C.B.)